The Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission (Commission) was created in 1914. In accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, N.J.S.A, Title 26, Chapter 9 and 26:3-46 et. seq., the Commission is "to perform all acts which, in its opinion, may be necessary for the elimination of mosquito breeding areas, or which will tend to exterminate mosquitoes within the county."
The Mosquito Commission has two essential goals: (1) minimize the nuisance levels caused by mosquitoes on the citizens and visitors of Middlesex County and, (2) to protect them from the threat of mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus (WNV). These goals are achieved through a comprehensive approach, employing Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) principles in a program that is environmentally sensitive, fiscally prudent and operationally effective. This method of mosquito control has been adopted by the MCMEC Commissioners and is supported by the NJ Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES), Rutgers University, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
The Commission recognizes mosquito-borne diseases to be hazardous to the health and safety of the people of Middlesex County and is committed to reducing the chance of infection through a comprehensive approach to mosquito control. This approach in in accordance with scientifically based best management practices and includes mosquito surveillance, water management, biological control, chemical control and public education.