The objectives and purposes of the Association shall be to promote and encourage close cooperation among those directly and indirectly concerned with, or interested in, mosquito control and related work, the stimulation of educational activities to increase the knowledge of mosquito control and the advancement of the cause of mosquito control and related environmental concerns in the State of New Jersey and elsewhere. The association may also encourage such other insect control programs as the association or board of trustees may determine.
The Association's primary goal is to promote, encourage, develop and record safe, effective and environmentally sound mosquito control activities in order to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of New Jersey, and to make this information available to all who may be interested or concerned with mosquito control activities.
The Association holds an annual meeting to present research findings on biology, water management practices and chemical strategies for the control of mosquitoes and related insect pest of public health importance. There are presentations by representatives of various government agencies and industry to keep the association members abreast of current thoughts or concerns. Information is presented to the mosquito control community and the public. The presentations are published in the proceedings of this annual meeting.
Several member organizations of NJMCA have been recognized by various organizations which acknowledge and demonstrate appreciation of outstanding work and efforts which contribute to the benefit of the environment.
The Association exhibits at numerous public functions to explain mosquito biology, mosquito borne diseases and mosquito control methods. Advice on mosquito control for the homeowner is disseminated.
Research and Cooperation
The Association works closely with Rutgers - The State University, State and County Mosquito Control agencies in the advancement of mosquito control with a true and sincere concern for the environment.
The Association offers scholarships to stimulate educational activities that will help to expand the present knowledge of mosquito control and that of related insect pest species.
The Association holds annual training sessions to review accepted mosquito control practices and regulations. Continuing education credit is given for those individuals certified to practice mosquito control in compliance with state and federal regulations.
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