Hudson Regional Mosquito Control

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This website contains information on municipal mosquito control activities in Hudson County, as well as related information.

Mosquito control in New Jersey is mandated under Title 26, Chapters 3 and 9 of the New Jersey Health Statutes.  Each county in New Jersey is responsible for providing mosquito control for its citizens.  The Hudson Regional Health Commission is empowered by the Hudson County Department of Roads and Public Property to provide mosquito control for the citizens of Hudson County.

News

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Concerned about mosquito spraying?  Watch this video.

 

Zika FAQs

Q: Can I get Zika virus in Hudson County?
A: It is almost certain that infected travelers will bring Zika virus into Hudson County.  However, low numbers of human cases, improved living standards, limited numbers of mosquito vectors and mosquito control efforts make the local transmission of Zika virus by mosquitoes unlikely in Hudson County.  This situation is very similar to what we experienced in 2014 with Chikungunya virus.  Dozens of imported cases of Chikungunya occurred but there we no locally acquired cases and no infected mosquitoes were found.  But bear in mind, Zika virus can be spread by a man infected with Zika to his partners.

Q: What is mosquito control doing about Zika?
A: Our team will be increasing our efforts to control the potential vector of Zika virus, Aedes albopictus (the Asian tiger mosquito).  In addition, we will be implementing surveillance and control efforts in areas where there are imported cases of Zika to try and prevent the virus from getting into the mosquito population.  See what you can do to reduce mosquitoes around your home.

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Preventing Zika Virus

West Nile Virus Notices

West Nile surveillance will begin in June.

Please be aware, all Hudson County Parks are closed between 10:30 PM and 7:00 AM.  We purposely spray the parks when they are closed to avoid pedestrian traffic.  If you see us spraying the park during these times, you do not belong in the park.

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