Post-Irma Mosquito Control Efforts
Hurricane Irma and the 20-plus inches of rain it left behind in St. Lucie County created prime conditions for mosquitoes to breed. As a result, many residents throughout the Mosquito District are experiencing unusually high numbers of nuisance mosquitoes. Mosquito Control employees are working at maximum capacity to inspect areas of concern, place traps to document mosquito populations, reduce larvae numbers through larvicide treatments and perform nighttime adulticide missions with fog trucks.
We are working with the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County to protect the public health, in addition to reducing nuisance mosquito numbers to an acceptable level.
You can click on the Interactive Mosquito Fogging Map above to see what areas of the District are scheduled for treatment and what areas have been fogged over the last week. In the panel on the left side of the map you can also create a service request if you feel additional attention is needed for your property. You may also call the Fogging Information Hotline at 772-462-1800.
Residents can also download the My St. Lucie app for free from the Apple and Google stores to submit requests for services through their smart phones and tablets.
Don’t forget to help us “Beat the Bite.” You can do your part to reduce mosquito breeding by putting into practice the “Drain and Cover” suggestions listed below and in the Public Service Announcements shown on the left side of this page.
Protect Yourself from Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes
Zika Public Information Hotline: 855-622-6735
More Ways to Reduce the Mosquito Threat
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.
Address: 3150 Will Fee Road
Ft. Pierce, Fl 34982