Bergen County Taking Steps to Control Mosquito Population and Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illness

Bergen County Mosquito Population

The County of Bergen is taking steps to control the Bergen County mosquito population and prevent mosquito-borne illness. Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco recently joined County Mosquito Control Division Director Warren Staudinger and County Entomologist Matt Bickerton to release a school of fathead minnows, which feed on mosquito larvae, in Borg’s Woods Nature Preserve in Hackensack.

The release of these fish is an environmentally friendly practice used in tandem with other methods to control the mosquito population and prevent mosquito-borne illness. It is part of an annual countywide effort, including a public awareness campaign, to reduce the mosquito population and educate the public about these illnesses and how to protect themselves and their neighbors.

Bergen County mosquito population
Bergen County bites back against mosquitos with release of fathead minnows, which feed on mosquito larvae, in Borg’s Woods Nature Preserve in Hackensack.

Learn more about the Bergen County mosquito population here.

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