Orange County Government, Florida

Mosquito Safety

Get ready for Mosquito Season

protect yourself

Mosquitoes are most active from dusk to dawn.

  • Wear long sleeves, pants and socks to ward off bites.
  • Drain standing (still) water to eliminate breeding.
  • Apply insect repellants containing DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) to repel mosquitoes.

They're determined:

They spread disease and must be controlled. We use the latest technology and methods including:

  • Truck-mounted spraying with insecticides approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State of Florida.
  • Surveillance using 27 special traps checked 3 times per week to identify the types of mosquitoes and estimate population size.
  • Daily inspection and treatment of breeding sites.
  • Public education on prevention of mosquito-borne diseases.

Mosquito bites are a potential threat to your health. Here are some of the diseases they transmit:

  • West Nile virus (WNV).
  • St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE).
  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
  • Dengue Fever.
  • Chikungunya Virus.

Mosquito Prevention
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Contact Us

Orange County Mosquito Control Office
2715 Conroy Road, Building A
Orlando, FL 32839

Phone: (407) 254-9120
Fax: (407) 345-5538