Bergen Bites Back: Target mosquito breeding sites in and around your home

Bergen Bites Back: Target mosquito breeding sites in and around your home.

Find mosquitoes before they find you! Join the Bergen Bites Back initiative. Get your yard ready for mosquito season now!

Prevent mosquito breeding sites by doing the following at least once a week:

*Empty, clean, turnover and /or dispose containers that can hold water, such as tires, buckets and flower pots both inside and outside your home.

*Clean drains and gutters.

*Keep swimming pools/pondsĀ  adequately treated with recommended products to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.

Mosquito Protection:

*Use screens on open windows and keep doors closed.

*Wear long-sleeved bright colored clothing. Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear.

*Use an EPA-registered insect repellent. Follow label instructions. Remember to apply sunscreen first, then insect repellent.

Did you know?


*Litter Free Property=Less Mosquitoes

*The Bergen County Clean Communities Program offers Mini-grants to non-profit groups in exchange for clean-ups of public property.

*There are over 60 species of mosquitoes in New Jersey.

Different mosquitoes carry different viruses that spread diseases:

Type of Mosquito:

Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus

Type of virus:

Chikungunya, Dengue Zika

Biting Habits:

Mostly daytime but can also bite at night

Type of Mosquito:

Culex species

Type of Virus:

West Nile

Biting Habits:

Evening to morning

If you are bitten:

If you think you’ve been bitten by a mosquito:

*Wash the bite with soap and water

*Put on calamine lotion to help stop the itching.

If you get sick after being bitten by a mosquito and suspect a mosquito-borne disease call your doctor. Tell your doctor where you traveled.

County of Bergen

Bergen County Department of Health Services

(201) 634-2600

Bergen County Clean Communities Program: (201) 634-2782

Mosquito Control in Bergen County: (201) 634-2880

More information:

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Bergen Bites Back pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please call or email the numbers above for more information.




About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Bergen Bites Back: Target mosquito breeding sites in and around your home

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please watch breeding grounds in the background.

    Liked by 1 person

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