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Mosquito Control Commission

 

In New Jersey, organized mosquito control work began in the early 1900s following the discovery that mosquitoes were directly responsible for the transmission of some of the most deadly diseases known to man and his animals. Today, control of these pests in the state is addressed at every level of government, ranging from seasonal programs at the municipal and federal levels, to year-round programs administered by county and state agencies. One such agency is the State Mosquito Control Commission. The State Mosquito Control Commission was established in 1956. The commission is staffed full-time by the Office of Mosquito Control Coordination and is located at the Department of Environmental Protection. Membership on the commission includes 6 public members and 4 state officials. The Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoints the public members who serve for 4-years terms. Ex officio members include the Commissioners of the Department of Health, and Department of Environmental Protection, the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, and the Director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. The Administrator of the Office of Mosquito Control Coordination performs the duty as Secretary of The State Mosquito Control Commission.

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