Mosquito Control and Covid-19
You may be wondering whether mosquitoes transmit Covid-19. The answer is no. While mosquitoes can carry other viruses such as Dengue, Zika, West Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), Chikungunya and malaria, the Covid-19 virus does not survive in mosquitoes because it can not replicate inside their bodies. 

Now that summer is approaching, however, it’s a good time to step up your precautions about those other potentially harmful mosquito viruses. That includes taking steps to prevent mosquito bites from happening in the first place. That means fixing holes in window and door screens, tipping and draining water that collects in artificial containers around your yard where mosquitoes can breed, wearing clothing that covers your skin and using EPA-approved insect repellent such as DEET or picaradin. Please help us FIGHT THE BITE!

So stay safe, whether the threat is from Covid-19 or mosquitoes!

Check out the information on this website, and if you have questions, feel free to call our hotline at 772-462-1692. 

Protect Yourself from Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes 

Mosquito Safety Tips from the Florida Department of Health - June 4, 2020  

Mosquito Bite Precautions

Zika Virus Information from the Florida Department of Health website

More Ways to Reduce the Mosquito Threat

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

Keep mosquitoes out of your septic tank

Fight mosquitoes with these simple steps! click for EnglishSpanishHaitian Creole 

 


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, Fort Pierce, Fl 34982