FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

September 4, 2020

Mosquito spraying is tasked to each County in the State of New Jersey. Each County has full authorization to spray every municipality within its bounds.  This is provided for under New Jersey State Public Health Laws which are governed under New Jersey State Administrative Code Chapter 7 and carried out by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The County of Burlington conducts testing for various viruses including Encephalitis and West Nile.  When a test comes back positive the Burlington County Mosquito Control Division is authorized to treat the area, which they do within a half mile radius.  The treatment consists of a low risk EPA-approved pesticide. (Zenivex which the active ingredient is etofenprox at 1 to 2 oz per acre)

Please see the link for the fact sheet that will answer most of the questions we have heard at the Borough http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/DocumentCenter/View/1574/Burlington-County-Mosquito-Control-Fact-Sheet

In addition you can get advanced notice by signing up for advanced alerts by using this link to sign up for Mosquito spraying alerts and many other alerts from the County, http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/list.aspx

The Burlington County Mosquito Control Division has more information on the website: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/469/Mosquito-Control

We are always available to answer any questions you may have. Please stay healthy and safe!

Suzanne Cairns Wells

Mayor