Mosquito Control

The Mosquito Control Division operates from the end of June through the end of November, using an integrated mosquito control program. This program consists of:

  • Aerial and ground applications of approved insecticides nightly by trained licensed applicators;
  • Larval control is done at the beginning and continues throughout the season; and
  • Barrier treatments and inspections of private property are provided, upon request.

You can help eliminate breeding sites by:

  • Cleaning out eaves, troughs, and gutters
  • Removing old tires or drilling drain holes in those used in playgrounds
  • Turning over or removing empty containers
  • Checking tarps on boats or other equipment that may collect water
  • Replacing water in birdbaths and pet feeding dishes at least once a week
  • Changing water in plant trays, including hanging plants, at least once a week
  • Removing vegetation or other obstructions in drainage ditches so water will flow.

Remember -

  • Avoid outdoor activities whenever possible between dusk and dawn
  • Wear light colored, long sleeved shirts, long pants, shoes, and socks when outdoors
  • Spray DEET or other repellents containing permethrin or DEET since mosquitos may bite through clothing

Did you know . . .

  • Studies reveal mosquitos are a small portion of a bat's diet.
  • There is no proof the Citronella plant actually repeals mosquitos.
  • Researchers have found that while electrocutors do attract and kill insects, mosquitos comprise only 6.4 percent of a five-day insect catch.