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Escambia County Mosquito Control is dedicated to protecting the public health and improving the quality of life by utilizing environmentally sound practices to control mosquitoes. Using modern mosquito control based on an integrated pest management approach, the division strives to meet the highest level of service while following applicable laws, regulations and standards.

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process used to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. Escambia County Mosquito Control’s Integrated Pest Management practices include:

  • Field inspections
  • Surveillance
  • Biological control by stocking larvivorous fishes, such as Gambusia species into permanent bodies of aquatic habitats
  • Chemical control by applying US EPA registered bio-rational and insect growth regulator mosquito pesticides according to label directions; and
  • Physical control through source reduction, such as performing and recommending the draining of artificial containers and tires to eliminate breeding sites

Mosquitoes are not only annoying, they can be a public health issue as they can carry serious diseases such as encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue, malaria, and Zika. To help reduce the risk of getting bitten by mosquitoes, residents should follow the "Five D’s and an S" of Mosquito Control:

Dusk to Dawn - is the time frame when mosquitoes are most active. Reduce or eliminate outdoor activity between dusk and dawn or take precautions to prevent mosquito bites

Drainage - is key to eliminating breeding sites for mosquitoes. Check around your home to rid the area of standing water. Water found in old tires, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, leaky pipes and faucets, birdbaths and wading pools is where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.

Dress - in light colored, long sleeves and pants when you are outside, especially in mosquito infested areas.

DEET - if you are going to be outside when mosquitoes are most active, make sure you apply insect repellent that contains DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide). Read and follow label instructions. Spray both exposed skin and clothing with repellent when outdoors.

Screens - make sure window and door screens are in good condition.
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The mission of Escambia County government is to provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs and promote a safe and healthy community.

Under Florida law, IP addresses and both the content of emails and email addresses are public records. If you do not want your IP address and the content of your email or your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in person.

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