FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey county has paid Pennsylvania $10,500 to spray for black flies along the Delaware River. Hunterdon County took the step after New Jersey’s Environmental Protection Department decided not to participate in the program this year.
In a statement, Freeholder Board Deputy Director John Lanza said “black flies are not just annoying and intrusive, they have a negative impact on the quality of life for residents” along the river.READ MORE: Detours Along Kelly Drive Through Sunday For Stotesbury, Manny Flick Regattas
Pennsylvania says it uses naturally occurring bacteria that kills larval as they feed. Officials say it is not toxic to fish or other aquatic life.READ MORE: 5 People Shot Near Temple University, Philadelphia Police Say
New Jersey’s DEP plans to participate in the program next spring.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro Charges 2 Bucks County Care Home Managers For Failing To Report Sexual Abuse
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