900 RT 45, Building #4
Woodstown, NJ 08098
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.
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
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
Population & 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
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/
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