- Environmental Department
- Mosquito Control
Mosquitos bugging you? Call 850-981-7135 or fill out the Mosquito Reporting and Service Requests form to request a site survey or to be added to the spray schedule!
Santa Rosa County Mosquito Control is committed to protecting our residents and visitors from mosquitoes through mosquito abatement programs and public awareness and education campaigns.
Integrated Mosquito Management Program (IMM)
The county uses an Integrated Mosquito Management Program (IMM) that utilizes that a balance of cultural, biological, and chemical procedures are environmentally compatible and economically feasible to reduce mosquito populations to a tolerable level. IMM is an effective, integrated strategy endorsed by the Department of Ecology and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that emphasizes using multiple methods to achieve long-term control of mosquito populations before they become adults and are able to spread diseases.
Prevention is achieved through public awareness and education, surveillance, monitoring of treatment threshold levels, and control activities that use the most environmentally friendly methods available.
The Mosquito Control Department has 30 spray routes that cover the entire county. Each week approximately 15 routes are sprayed. Typical hours of operation are from sundown to approximately 1 a.m. Should the temperature drop below 60 degrees or rain begins, fogging operations are stopped. Route schedules are assigned on Monday afternoon for each week and are based on the following criteria: the number of call-ins the preceding week; field reports from the larvicide crews; and mosquito counts from traps throughout the county.
It is Florida's policy and our direction in Santa Rosa County to achieve adequate mosquito control to protect human health and safety, foster the quality of life, promote economic development and allow for the enjoyment of its natural attractions.