Mosquito Control

image001900 RT 45, Building #4
Woodstown, NJ 08098
856-769-3255
FAX: 856-769-3820

Mosquito Control in Salem County

Salem County Mosquito Control strives to provide a healthy and comfortable environment for all residents and visitors in the county.  With numerous natural mosquito habitats in our area, it is not uncommon to see the certified and trained inspectors scouting by foot during the season.  Depending on the precipitation and temperature in the early spring, the mosquito season can begin as early as March and last up through the end of October.image002

If you wish to request an inspection of your property, please contact the office by calling (856) 769-3255.  You will be asked to provide your name, property address, municipality, telephone number and a brief description of the problem area.  An inspection will be arranged and treatment will be determined by the licensed inspector.

AMCA: Why we need mosquito control – http://amca.memberclicks.net/why-we-need-mosquito-control

AMCA: Mistaken Identities – http://amca.memberclicks.net/mistaken-identities

 

Mosquito Transmitted Diseases

Mosquitoes spread disease such as West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Dengue Fever, Malaria, St. Louis encephalitis, Chikungunya and Dog Heartworm.

Rutgers – Department of Entomology – http://www-rci.rutgers.edu/~insects/disease.htm

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What You Can Do To Help

Mosquito control is everyone’s responsibility.   Please educate yourself, spread the message and join us in controlling mosquitoes in your backyard.

Rutgers – Department of Entomology – http://www-rci.rutgers.edu/~insects/house.htm

AMCA – Control – http://amca.memberclicks.net/control

 

image005image006image004Population & Disease Surveillance

Salem County Mosquito Control conducts population and disease surveillance throughout the county each year.  Data from these efforts is not only utilized in house, but assists in compiling state-wide mosquito activity reports published by the  Rutgers Center for Vector Biology – http://vectorbio.rutgers.edu

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Water Management

Water Management plays an important role in mosquito control in Salem County.  With acres upon acres of wetlands, it is imperative to take a water management approach for long term mosquito control.  All activity is regulated by NJDEP Division of Land Use Regulation and requires specific data to be considered.  All water management activities must be proposed to Salem County Mosquito Control through local municipalities.  This portion of our program is jointly supported by the New Jersey State Mosquito Control Commission and NJDEP Office of Mosquito Control Coordination.

 

NJDEP Best Management Practices for Mosquito Control – nj.gov/dep/mosquito/bmps.htm

NJDEP Office of Mosquito Control Coordination & New Jersey State Mosquito Control Commission – nj.gov/dep/mosquito/

 

image008Biological Control

A natural predator, the mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) are used to control mosquito populations and reduce the need for pesticide applications.  This portion of our program is supported by the New Jersey State Mosquito Control Commission and specific guidelines outline the appropriate deposition of mosquitofish.

New Jersey Mosquito Control Association – www.njmca.org

American Mosquito Control Association – www.mosquito.org