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Help break the mosquito cycle: Pinellas County Mosquito Control technicians are treating known breeding areas, by ground and by air, as well as responding to calls from citizens. To request a speaker on mosquito prevention in your community or a mosquito control service in your area, call (727) 464-7503.
The department works closely with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County. Department of Health maintains a Hotline at (855) 622-6735 where citizens may call to get more Zika virus information.
Technicians have noted that many homes that have been inspected also have items or areas that contain standing water – the ideal breeding condition for mosquitoes – and are contributing to the mosquito problem.
Pinellas County Mosquito Control asks all citizens to do their part to reduce the mosquito population. Remember that mosquitoes only need ¼ to ½ inch of standing water for the larvae to survive. A simple suggestion is to dump out all containers that can hold water, view mosquito videos below.
Mosquito Control services all of Pinellas County, including municipalities and provides educational presentations to the general public.
Mosquito Control Request Form (727) 464-7503
The Mosquito Control provides for an environment as free of mosquitoes as possible for the comfort and well being of the public. It monitors the environment for the presence of any mosquito-transmitted diseases and takes proper abatement actions. Mosquito Control uses an integrated pest management program, focusing on larviciding and source reduction.
Vegetation Management controls invasive and nuisance weeds in our storm water, retention, mitigation ponds, lakes and ditches. Control methods are a combination of approved herbicide treatments and manual removal. These methods improve drainage in our ditches and canals and helps to reduce mosquito breeding. We also encourage native plants to grow and provide a better habitat for wildlife. more