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Posted on: October 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Bergen County Mosquito Control Spray Missions


Bergen County Mosquito Control will be performing two truck-mounted spraying missions in an effort to reduce and eliminate mosquitoes in Paramus. The first one will be taking place Saturday October 12th and the second one will take place Tuesday October 15th. These applications will be performed between the hours of 3-6 AM. In the event of rain during those hours, the operation will be postponed.

The spray taking place on Saturday October 12th is a larvicide spray mission. Larviciding specifically targets the larval stages of a mosquito, which will prevent them from evolving into adult, biting mosquitoes. The materials that will be used in our larvicide is VectoBac WDG, which was the first bacterial larvicide to complete the World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme. VectoBac WDG is environmentally friendly and will cause no harm to people, pets, butterflies, plants/vegetables and bees/insects. We will also include Vectolex WDG. The sprays affect larvae, mosquito larvae and blackfly larvae. They are not known to kill any other aquatic insects. There is no need to keep pets indoors or your windows closed for this operation.

The Spray taking place on Tuesday October 15th is an aduliticde spray mission. Aduliticde targets active, biting adult mosquitoes. The aduliticde material being used is called Scourge. BCMC will spray via truck. Please keep your windows closed and your pets indoors during the operation.

Please keep in mind that this operation depends on the weather conditions and it may be postponed due to rain. For more information and possible updates, visit our website at


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