The Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control is dedicated to reducing mosquito populations to protect public health and facilitate the enjoyment of the natural resources of the County.
"Maintaining artificial containers of stagnant water in which mosquitoes may breed is considered a public health nuisance as defined in NJSA 26:3-45 "Declaration and Abatement of Nuisances" and is subject to enforcement action by the County Health Department."
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West Nile virusEconomic Importance of Bats
Eastern Equine encephalitis
Jamestown Canyon virus
La Crosse encephalitis virus
St. Louis encephalitis
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Upon Request, the pesticide applicator business shall provide a resident with notification at least 12 hours prior to the application, except for Quarantine and Disease Vector Control only, when conditions necessitate pesticide applications sooner than that time. Please call the Office of Mosquito Control at 973-948-4545 with your request.
Over 160 species of birds have been found infected with West Nile virus (WNV). The mortality rate of crows infected with WNV is very high. Because of this, we use crows as an indicator for WNV presence. Crows that are in good condition will be picked up by an Office of Mosquito Control inspector and will be submitted to the State Department of Health for WNV testing. Please note that dead birds must meet strict testing criteria (dead for less than 48 hours, no signs of trauma, and no ants or maggots).
If you have a freshly deceased crow that meets these criteria, please call the Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services at 973-579-0370 or click here to submit a report online.
Neglected pools can produce mosquitoes which may elevate the risk of West Nile virus in the community. To report a neglected pool for inspection and treatment, please call the Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services at 973-579-0370 or click here to submit a report online.
If you are being bitten by adult mosquitoes or suspect nearby standing water may be suitable habitat for larval mosquitoes, please call the Sussex County Department of Environmental and Public Health Services at 973-579-0370 or click here to submit a report online.
Mosquito control workers will visit your property as well as any nearby sites to inspect and treat larval mosquito habitat. If necessary, traps for adult mosquitoes may be set in order to collect and identify the species of adult mosquitoes already on the wing. This information can help direct future larval control efforts and be useful in determining if adulticide spraying is required.