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In 2018, Central Florida was ranked first in the nation for job growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Additionally, Forbes magazine ranked the metro Orlando region No. 1 to invest in a home with an estimated 84,000 building permits issued in Orange County valued at $2.3 billion. Orange County also earned the highest AAA credit rating from Moody's Investors Service, recognizing its fiscal reliability and continued quality-of-life enhancements.
Spraying usually begins shortly after sunset and can continue into the very early morning, depending on the time of the year.
Rain and/or winds exceeding 10 mph will interfere with routine spraying operations.
Aerial spraying is also available when needed.
Orange County is currently working to combat elevated mosquito populations. At this time, officials are asking for help from the community to minimize the potential for mosquito-borne illnesses among people, pets and livestock, as well as help reduce nuisance mosquitoes which can interfere with outdoor activities.
In addition to minimizing the presence of unwanted pests, Mosquito Control plays a key role in helping to ensure public and community safety. Orange County Mosquito Control has a working laboratory where researchers examine mosquitoes and larva found within the community. This information helps Orange County identify target areas for treatment and migration trends. Their efforts range from removing standing water, which serves as a breeding area, to providing research and information to partner agencies, along with spraying communities to rid them of mosquitoes. Mosquito Control works in partnership with the Florida Department of Health (DOH), which is the lead agency monitoring for the presence of infectious disease in Florida. DOH provides critical information to key partners throughout the state regarding the status or spread of infectious disease.
Mosquito fish (Gambusia) are a species of fish that like to eat mosquito larvae. This tiny, noninvasive species is native to Central Florida and are commonly found in natural fresh bodies of water, including ponds, canals and lakes. Orange County Mosquito Control often release these fish as a way to naturally reduce mosquito populations. Gambusia fish are now available to Orange County residents, free of charge, and can be released into habitats where they are not already present.
For residents who are interested in Gambusia Fish, please call (407) 254-9120. Orange County Mosquito Control will survey the surrounding bodies of water to determine if Gambusia are already present in your area.
In order to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses:
Orange County uses the latest technology and methods including:
Orange County Mosquito Control Proactively works to Combat:
Orange County Mosquito Control Office
2715 Conroy Road, Building A
Orlando, FL 32839
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Phone: (407) 254-9120
Fax: (407) 345-5538