Mosquito Division

The overall goal of the Mosquito Control Division (MCD) is to enhance the public's health and welfare by safely reducing mosquito populations to a reasonable threshold of annoyance and to maintain control of the potential for the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.

This goal is accomplished through the provision of an integrated pest management program incorporating physical, chemical and in warranted cases biological control methods based upon a sound, thorough, and accurate surveillance program.

Furthermore, these methods are applied through the utilization of:

  • A countywide general maintenance or source reduction program among county waterways such as:
    • Ditches
    • Drainage
    • Roadside ditches
    • Stormwater basins
    • Streams
  • Handheld tools
  • Employment of mosquito predators (depending upon a loss or the absence of mosquito predators indigenous to mosquito breeding habitats in the county)
  • Repeated application of insecticides that are registered with both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to arrive at an instantaneous reduction in mosquito populations

Requests for Services

Throughout the mosquito season, the Mosquito Control Division receives and responds to request from County residents, schools, business and organizations. To request services, please fill out the Mosquito Treatment Form. If you have any questions, please call 856-307-6400, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm.

Area Wide Treatment of Tornado Affected Areas

The Gloucester County Mosquito Control Division will be performing an area-wide spraying for adult mosquitoes via vehicle mounted ULV sprayer on the following streets in the townships of Harrison and Mantua: Emily’s Lane, Turtle Creek Drive, Clems Run, Salvatore Drive, Winding Way, Hilltop Court, Cedar road, Timber Lane, Forrest Woods Drive, Bailey Road, Eachus Road, Weatherby Road, Glover Road, Duffield Road & Jackson Road. The treatment will take place the mornings of August 3rd and August 4th, 2022. Between the hours of 12:00 AM and 6:00 AM. Please follow these precautions: Keep all windows closed and all animals inside during spraying. If you have any further questions please call 856-307-6400 between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM

Mosquito Control Around the House

  • Dispose of old cans, plastic buckets, old tires, or any other containers that may collect and hold water
  • Properly dispose of old, discarded tires
  • Clean clogged roof gutters annually
  • Eliminate water collecting on:
    • Boat covers
    • Boats
    • Old unused pools
    • Pool covers
    • Wheelbarrows
  • Do not allow water to stagnate in bird baths
  • Drill holes in bottom of recycling containers left outdoors
  • Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use
  • Eliminate standing water around animal troughs
  • Drain:
    • Ditches
    • Holes
    • Standing puddles
    • Tree stumps
    • Trees

Spotted Lantern Fly

The County will not be providing lantern fly treatments for individual residential properties.  Our lantern fly treatment program will be performed on selected areas as determined through our surveillance.  Our program will include the treatment of open public spaces, such as County and Municipal Parks, as well as roadside treatments of affected areas.  The County has been performing surveillance of the lantern fly population throughout the entire County. This surveillance helps our treatment team identify the locations where area wide roadside treatments will be performed.  We hope these efforts will have an effect on the population as well as provide relief to our residents as we begin this new program.

For More Information

For further information on the control of mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, visit our Mosquitos and Ticks page.