Atlantic City Students Learn About Mosquito Traps

Mosquitoes are not typically welcomed into a school.

But on Wednesday, they were special guests at the Pennsylvania Avenue School in Atlantic City, where members of the American Mosquito Control Association taught students about the insects and how to control them in their own backyards.

Mike Romanowski and Joe Schmidt, of the Ocean County Mosquito Extermination Commission in Barnegat Township, demonstrated how mosquito traps catch mosquitoes alive. He said if there is a concern about mosquitoes spreading disease, scientists want to test them while they are alive.

The traps are relatively small and easily portable so they can be set up anywhere they are needed, even in a backyard.