(NEWYORK.CBSLOCAL) — HILLSDALE, N.J. — New Jersey is under attack – not by annoying but harmless cicadas, but by a truly nasty creature that buzzes and bites with fury.

As CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported, the Asian tiger mosquito made its way to the Garden State a decade ago — most likely on ships. And the mosquito is sure to take a bite out of your of July plans.

The mosquitos will not be found in the areas where spraying is going on, but in your very own backyard, buzzing around your barbecue.

Named for its striped black and white legs, the Asian tiger mosquito is aggressive and out for blood all day long.

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