It's a daily battle to take back neighborhoods from the more than 40 species of mosquitoes that reside in Hillsborough County
Mosquito management depends on a delicate balance of scientific controls and resident participation.
We protect residents by monitoring for mosquito-borne illnesses, and control the pests through biological methods, trapping, elimination of breeding sites, destruction of larvae, and spraying pesticides at street level and from the sky.
We have 30 mosquito traps throughout the county to keep track of the mosquito population. We also use a Sentinel Chicken program to monitor for Encephalitis viruses in birds before they reach humans.
Our unit conducts more than 20,000 larvae inspections per year. Problem areas might be eligible for applications of pesticide from vehicles, helicopters or planes.
In 2022, the Mosquito Management:
- Responded to more than 3,000 customer service requests
- Completed more than 30,000 inspections of mosquito larval production sites
- Conducted mosquito larvae remediation on 85,161 acres
- Conducted adult mosquito remediation on 441.043 acres
- Provided 17,125 mosquito fish to the public
- Responded to 20 confirmed mosquito-borne disease (arbovirus) cases
Mosquito spraying FAQs
For more information, call our Public Works department at (813) 635-5400.