- One or more of our licensed inspectors will survey the area requested, properly survey and treat any breeding habitats found, either by larviciding, clearing blocked waterways, freeing impounded water, etc.
- The inspector may choose to take a landing/bite count to determine the mosquito populations and species composition in the area.
- If the inspector feels that more extensive testing is necessary, surveillance traps may be appropriately placed on the premises overnight, and collected the following day.
- This data will be utilized to determine if adulticiding is necessary.
If adulticiding is necessary, our protocol will be as follows:
- The local police and health department will be notified as to when and where we will be adulticiding.
- Residents who subscribe to our adulticide notification list will be contacted.
- The adulticiding locations will be listed on the Spraying Schedule.
- Additional information will be provided on the Mosquito Control Hotline 908-541-5021.
Somerset County Mosquito Control uses Scourge ® as the primary adulticide. Scourge ® contains the pesticides resmethrin and piperonyl butoxide. The United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) current evaluation considers products containing resmethrin and piperonyl butoxide to have a minimal potential risk to the general public. Since Scourge ® has a relatively low toxicity and is used in very small amounts it has minimal impacts on non-target organisms. Our applications will be conducted with Ultra Low Volume (ULV) equipment mounted on the back of our vehicles. For further information refer to our Scourge ® Fact Sheet .