Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Mosquito spraying in Bergenfield on Thursday, October 4, 2018

Due to the amount of rain in our area, there has been a reported case of West Nile Virus in Bergenfield. As such, the Borough and the County of Bergen are taking proactive measures and will be performing enhanced aerial-based spraying in parts of Bergenfield on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 3 am to 5 am. Aerial spraying is a very effective and safe way to kill adult mosquitoes in large, densely populated areas.
We understand that many people have concerns about exposure during aerial spraying; for those people, health officials suggest the following precautions:
  • Minimize exposure. Avoid being outside, close windows and consider keeping pets inside while spraying occurs.
  • If skin or clothes are exposed, wash them with soap and water.
  • Rinse homegrown fruits and vegetables with water as a general precautionary measure.
  • Cover small ornamental fish ponds.
  • Because the chemical breaks down quickly in sunlight and water, no special precautions are suggested for outdoor swimming areas.
  • Should a resident wish to not have their property sprayed, please contact the Bergen County Mosquito Control at (201) 634-2881.
Also contained in this website posting is a location map of the spraying; frequently asked questions regarding West Nile Virus; helpful hints to safeguard your property against mosquitoes; and other pertinent information. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Bergen County Mosquito Control at (201) 634-2881.

Corey Gallo, Borough Administrator


West Nile Virus FAQ

"Bergen Bites Back" flyer

Mosquito-Proof Your Yard Flyer

Bergen County Mosquito ULV Spray Map 2018-Bergenfield

Scourge Insecticide Label

Scourge Insecticide Safety Data Sheet