Mosquito Control Awareness Week

June 25-July 1

Come learn how to Beat the Bite this summer by becoming mosquito aware!  St. Lucie County Mosquito Control and the Oxbow Eco-Center will partner up to offer two fun, interactive programs that are sure to entertain, enlighten and engage.

Mosquitoes:  Florida’s Vampires
Thursday, June 29; 10 a.m. - noon

Delve into the world of mosquitos to learn all about these pesky blood-suckers and how you can reduce populations around your home.  Mosquito control crews will have trucks and equipment on hand to ignite young imaginations and share their vast knowledge.  The program also includes an interactive game and a mosquito craft.  This program is free and open to all ages.  Activities target ages 6-13.  Space is limited; please RSVP at 772-785-5833.

Managing Mosquitoes  - an Impoundment Tour
Saturday, July 1; 9 -11 a.m.

Join St. Lucie County Mosquito Control staff for an interpretive tour of a mosquito impoundment.  These natural areas on Hutchinson Island are the key to our quality of life along the Treasure Coast.  Without them, mosquito populations would make living, working and playing outdoors a miserable experience!  Come learn how impoundments work using water as an ally in the fight against mosquitoes.  This program is free and open to all ages.  Space is limited; please RSVP.  Call 772-785-5833 for reservations and directions to the tour site.

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What Can You Do to Reduce the Mosquito Threat?
Mosquito Bite Precautions
CDC Zika Travel Warning
CDC Zika Travel Bulletin (Spanish version)
Zika Virus Information from the Florida Department of Health website

Pregnant? (Spanish), (Haitian Creole)

Protect yourself from mosquito bites (Spanish), (Haitian Creole)

Keep mosquitoes out of your septic tank

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Zika Public Information Hotline: 855-622-6735 

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Mission of Mosquito Control
and Coastal Management Services Department

The Mosquito Control and Coastal Management Services Department is responsible for overseeing the Mosquito Control District and the Erosion District, which includes the Artificial Reef Program. 

The mission of the Mosquito Control District is to control mosquitoes and other arthropods of public health importance,  using a combination of Ecosystem Management and Integrated Mosquito Management approaches.

The Erosion District's mission is to re-nourish critically-eroded beaches, impacted by Inlet management and natural processes, in order to protect coastal resources, public and private properties, and public infrastructure. The Artificial Reef program creates artificial reefs in the nearshore and offshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean for public recreational use and habitat enhancement as well as creating oyster reefs within the Indian River Lagoon.

 Contact Information

Phone:     772-462-1692

Address:  3150 Will Fee Road

                Ft. Pierce, Fl 34982

 

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