Mosquito Boom Has NJ Residents Running for Cover

Extreme snow and rain cause early influx in pesky insects

Mosquitoes are taking over the Garden State earlier than ever this year.

Camden County mosquito control officials say they've received almost 250 complaints from residents about swarms near their homes.

"We did not receive that many last year until July 30," mosquito supervisor Art Jamieson told NBC Philadelphia's Dr. Allison Brucker.

Jamieson says the record snow and rainfall this year has sent the pesky mosquito population out of control.

To control the population, the county uses mosquito-larvae-eating bacteria and Gambusia fish.

Officials advise residents to clear any standing water from their property and to stay indoors around dusk.

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