How do I contact my local mosquito control program?

Call the DEP hotline: 1-888 NO NJ WNV (1-888-666-5968) to find the number for your county agency.

Will the mosquitoes be bad this season?

This question is impossible to answer. Mosquito abundance is dependent upon environmental factors such as temperature and rainfall. Unless you can accurately predict these factors for the entire season, no one can forecast mosquito abundance.

Do mosquito traps work?

Most mosquito traps use some sort of attractant to lure mosquitoes into them. This may actually attract more mosquitoes to your yard than before. While some traps collect large numbers of mosquitoes, it may not be enough to cause a noticeable reduction in the mosquito population. See the Information page to find out ways to reduce mosquitoes around your home.

What is my risk of getting West Nile virus?

Very small. First, you must be bitten by an infective mosquito. Only a small percentage of mosquitoes are infective. Then, even if you are exposed to the virus, there is only a slight chance that you will get sick from the virus. If you do get sick, less than 1% of infected people will develop severe illness.

Are your pesticides safe?

Our pesticides are reviewed and registered by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the NJ Department of Agriculture. When used appropriately, these products have been demonstrated to not cause any significant environmental impacts or non-target effects. All of our products are less toxic than the salt in your food or the caffeine in your coffee. Pesticide labels and Safety Data Sheets are available upon request.