Mosquito Control Division
The Monmouth County Mosquito Control Division conducts activities utilizing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. The program is based on the standards adopted by the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association as an EPA approved sub-partner of the American Mosquito Control Association's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program.
Monmouth County has had an active mosquito control program since 1914. The efforts of this program have been instrumental in relieving the residents from mosquito-borne diseases and problems. Since 1976, the Board has obtained permits from State and Federal agencies to undertake activities of remediating wetland habitat. The Water Management Program serves to enhance the environment while reducing mosquito-breeding habitat. In 1998, the Board of Chosen Freeholders designated Mosquito Control as the first Mosquito board in New Jersey to provide services to educate residents about tick-borne diseases. The Tick-borne Diseases Program monitors tick vector populations and provides educational materials.