Mosquito Control Services
The overall goal of the Mosquito Control Division (MCD) is to enhance the public's health and welfare by safely reducing mosquito populations to a reasonable threshold of annoyance and to maintain control of the potential for the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.
This goal is accomplished through the provision of an integrated pest management program incorporating physical, chemical and in warranted cases biological control methods based upon a sound, thorough, and accurate surveillance program.
Furthermore, these methods are applied through the utilization of a countywide general maintenance or source reduction program among county waterways (such as: drainage, ditches, streams, roadside ditches, and storm-water basins) utilizing handheld tools and the employment of mosquito predators (depending upon a loss or the absence of mosquito predators indigenous to mosquito breeding habitats in the county), and repeated application of insecticides that are registered with both the USEPA and NJDEP to arrive at an instantaneous reduction in mosquito populations.
Request for Mosquito Control Services:
Throughout the mosquito season, the Mosquito Control Division receives and responds to request from County residents, schools, business and organizations - (856) 307-6400, Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Mosquito Control Around the House:
- Dispose of old cans, plastic buckets, old tires, or any other containers that may collect and hold water.
- Properly dispose of old, discarded tires.
- Clean clogged roof gutters annually.
- Eliminate water collecting on pool covers, old unused pools, boat covers, boats, and wheelbarrows.
- Do not allow water to stagnate in bird baths.
- Drill holes in bottom of recycling containers left outdoors.
- Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
- Eliminate standing water around animal troughs.
- Drain standing puddles, ditches, tree, holes or tree stumps.
For further information on the control of mosquito's and West Nile Virus, click on the following links:
Gloucester County Information
West Nile Virus In New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Freeholder Director - Robert M. Damminger
Freeholder Liaison - Heather Simmons