Things are starting to dry up and cool down in Martin County. However, with rainfall levels at 125% of the 30 year average, there are still wet areas and as a result, mosquitoes. Mosquito Control works closely with the Florida Department of Health in Martin County to monitor the spread of arboviruses and protect local residents. There are also steps that you can take to prevent mosquito bites and reduce health risks associated with mosquitoes. We recommend that you DRAIN standing water and COVER your skin to prevent bites.
DRAIN standing water:
• Drain water from containers around your home such as garbage cans, buckets, pool covers, coolers, flowerpots, and other containers that collect water.
• Discard any containers that are not being used such as old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans.
• Empty or flush out bird baths, pet dishes, bromeliads, and other containers that cannot be tipped over or tossed out.
COVER your skin:
• Wear long sleeves, pants, shoes, and socks to prevent mosquito bites.
• Use an EPA-approved repellent in a manner consistent with the directions on the label.
• Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.
PREVENT mosquitoes around the home:
• Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out.
• Eliminate mosquito breeding sites by cleaning out troughs and gutters, removing old containers, and flushing water out of containers.
Controlling Mosquitoes in Martin County
Martin County Mosquito Control employs an integrated approach that involves outreach and education, controlling mosquitoes with fish, use of larvicides, Ultra Low Volume (ULV) adulticide treatments from spray trucks and aerial spray missions. Martin County uses EPA-registered insecticides, following both federal and state regulations, according to the label. EPA-registered pesticides go through an extensive review process prior to registration and use. For more information, click on the "EPA Review Process" button below. Martin County does not apply pesticides directly to drinking water sources.
To contact Mosquito Control or to report a mosquito problem, please select the "Submit a Request for Help or Information" button to submit an inquiry. To see where mosquito spraying is currently scheduled, please select the "Mosquito Spraying Status Lookup" button. The Fog truck maps are updated daily at 4 p.m. Select the "Mosquito Spraying Prior Notification" button to to sign-up to be notified before Mosquito Control will be spraying your neighborhood. Residents can also call the (FDOH) Florida Department of Health's Hotline at (855) 622-6735 for more information.