2021 Mosquito Spraying

Tomorrow, August 2, the County will be spraying for Mosquitos throughout Teaneck.

The map of areas set for spraying can be found below.

In compliance with N.J.A.C. Title 7, Chapter 30, the Bergen County Mosquito Control Division BCMCD will be applying insecticides for the control of adult mosquito populations on an area-wide basis, in Teaneck, on Monday, August 2, 2021 between 4:00 AM and 6:00 AM.

The section to be sprayed include all streets between Windsor Road/railroad tracks and River Road from the New Milfrod/Bergenfield border all the way south to the Bogota border.

The second section to be sprayed covers the streets between Palisade Avenue and Teaneck Road from Route 4 south to Herrick Avenue.

Please click on the below link for the Teaneck spray map:

Spray Map

In order to reduce the number of nuisance and vector mosquitoes in the specified areas, the following adult mosquito control products will be applied from the ground by truck or handheld equipment and/or by aircraft, all using low volume (LV) or ultra-low volume (ULV) techniques.

  • Sumithrin/Prallethrin (Duet®)
  • Malathion (Fyfanon®)
  • Etofenprox (Zenivex®)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) & Rutgers University has approved and recommended these mosquito control products for residential mosquito control and considers them to pose no unreasonable health risk when applied according to label directions.  The BCMCD has notified municipal officials, health officers and police of these plans.  Neither the USEPA nor NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) requires relocating or taking special precautions during spraying with this product. All applications will be according to product labeling.

Residents can take the following precautions to reduce exposure:

  • Pay attention to notices about spraying found through newspapers, websites, automated telephone messages or notices distributed by municipal, county or state agencies.
  • Plan your activities to limit time spent outside during times of possible insecticide treatments.
  • Move your pets, their food, and water dishes inside during ULV application. Also bring clothing and children’s toys inside.
  • Stay away from application equipment, whether in use or not.
  • Whenever possible, remain indoors with windows closed and with window air conditioners on non-vent (closed to the outside air) and window fans turned off during spraying.
  • Avoid direct contact with surfaces that are still wet from pesticide spraying. Do not allow children to play in areas that have been sprayed until they have completely dried (approximately one hour).
  • If you must remain outdoors, avoid eye and skin contact with the spray. If you get spray in your eyes or on your skin, immediately flush and rinse with water.

If residents wish further information, they may contact Bergen County Mosquito Control (201-634-2880), Bergen County Department of Health Services (201-634-2600) or the Teaneck health department, or call the National Pesticide Information Center (1-800-858-7378) or visit their website at the following link: http://npic.orst.edu.

Please Note: Treatments for adult mosquitoes will be performed on streets on a limited and localized basis within the specified areas.  These applications are typically performed during early morning or late evening hours to reduce exposure to people and pollinating insects. Treatment time for a specific street is not possible. If the conditions are not ideal, the treatment will not be conducted or will be postponed to the rain-date, Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Teaneck Police Department
900 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-837-2600
Dean Kazinci
Manager’s Office