The Asian Tiger Mosquito (ATM) is present in Phillipsburg and other urban areas of Warren County. This mosquito is an aggressive day-time biter that is capable of spreading several mosquito-borne diseases. Asian tiger mosquitoes require small containers of standing water to develop from egg to adult. The easiest way to eliminate these mosquitoes is to get rid of standing water around your home. The adults do not fly far, so if you are getting bit then there are containers very close by that are producing the mosquitoes, likely somewhere in your neighborhood! Talk to your neighbors.
Please help us help you. It is not possible for the Mosquito Commission to go through each yard. Our nighttime treatments only kill the mosquitoes flying at that time; more mosquitoes continue to emerge from the containers. Check your yards and neighborhoods for anything that holds water. Dump the water from containers, such as buckets, kiddie pools, and plant saucers. Drain standing water from tarps and pool covers. Recycle tires and other containers properly. Keep lids on recycling and trash cans. Bird baths and pet dishes should be scrubbed weekly to eliminate mosquito eggs. The ATM can lay eggs in something as small as a bottle cap or even a potato chip bag! Clean up trash in your neighborhood.
Defend yourself from mosquito bites by wearing repellents and securing window and door screens. If one repellent does not work for you, try one with a different active ingredient. Check the Centers of Disease Control website https://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/prevent-mosquito-bites.html for information about EPA approved repellents For more information please contact the Warren County Mosquito Control Commission at www.warrencountymosquito.org or call 908-453-3585