Bureau of Mosquito Control
The Mosquito Control Bureau is responsible for controlling the mosquito population in Union County. The bureau inspects, constructs, and maintains drainage ditches to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes breed.
In preparation for the upcoming holiday weekend, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in connection with the Bureau of Mosquito Control, are reminding residents to take precautions against the West Nile Virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, some of the most effective methods to avoid mosquito bites include:
- Use an EPA-registered insect repellent while enjoying the outdoors.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when weather permits.
- Avoid the outdoors at dawn, dusk and in the early evening which are peak mosquito biting times.
- Install or repair window and door screens.
In an effort to curb the insects’ activity , the Bureau of Mosquito Control sprays in various areas within Union County on both a scheduled and ‘as-needed’ basis. Our safe routine operations are announced the day of via our County website, First Alert and Facebook/Twitter accounts.
For additional information on the West Nile virus visit the CDC’s website, www.cdc.gov.