300 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ 07470
Superintendent: Joseph Pezzillo
Phone: (973) 305-5754
Mosquito Adulticide Hotline (In-Season): (973) 305-5759
Since 2003 Mosquito Control has been a division of the Passaic County Department of Health. Our goal is not to exterminate mosquitoes, but to reduce populations to a manageable level that both preserves the quality of life for the people of Passaic County and reduces the likelihood of disease transmission while causing as little impact to the environment as possible.
In providing this service to residents, we employ a number of methods collectively known as Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM).
Passaic County Mosquito Control carries out extensive efforts to remove blockages from Passaic County waterways and maintains drainage systems as needed. Water management is done carefully while recognizing the potential environmental impact of such work.
The mosquito life cycle begins in water as larvae. In areas where water management is not feasible, larval control is necessary. One example of larval control employed by Passaic County Mosquito Control is the stocking of mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis), which provides continuous biological control of larvae. In areas where mosquitofish cannot be stocked, larvicide may be used to eliminate mosquitoes. Larvicides are applied by licensed operators using light ground equipment in areas showing large numbers of mosquitoes which pose a threat to populated regions.
As a secondary means of controlling mosquitoes, Passaic County Mosquito Control employs the technique of adulticiding. When adult control is needed because of a severe mosquito infestation or based on findings of West Nile virus, a truck-mounted or ATV-mounted ultra-low volume sprayer is used.
Mosquito Control Frequently Asked Questions
|Adult Mosquito Spray Schedule|
||Monday, August 12th, 2019
Rain Date: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
||8:00 PM to 11:30 PM|
||Fyfanon® ULV Mosquito Insecticide
(EPA Reg. #67760-34)
(active ingredient: malathion, 96.5%)
|Larval Growth Regulators|
|Altosid Liquid Larvicide||Label||MSDS|
|Larval Mosquito Control|
|Adult Mosquito Control|
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Chikungunya Virus
- Dengue Virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus
- La Crosse Encephalitis Virus
- Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus
- West Nile Virus
- Zika Virus
- Lyme Disease