Mosquito Control

Gainesville Mosquito Control provides service to neighbors living within the City limits of Gainesville. Mosquito Control investigates neighbor inquiries within 24 hours. Gainesville Mosquito Control uses an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) philosophy when controlling the mosquito population in Gainesville. IMM combines a variety of mechanical (eliminating the water), biological (using mosquito fish and bacteria to control mosquito larval populations) and chemical control techniques (using larvicides to control immature stage of mosquitoes and using adulticides to control adult mosquito populations) to provide a more effective approach for the control of mosquitoes.

Mosquito Control FAQs

Why do we need mosquito control programs?

Frequently Asked Questions

Without control programs the mosquito population would flourish and cause potential health and comfort problems. From a health standpoint, mosquitoes are known carriers of encephalitis, malaria, and yellow fever and dengue viruses. Mosquito-borne diseases cause more than one million deaths each year around the world. Mosquito bites can also infect a pet with deadly canine heart-worm.

How can we best control mosquito breeding?

By identifying their breeding sites and preventing the larvae from maturing to adults. Preventing larval development into adult mosquitoes can be accomplished through carefully planned and implemented programs while meeting sound environmental standards.

Is it necessary to spray for adult mosquitoes in populated areas?

Yes. A well-planned, integrated program involves stopping mosquitoes in both the larval and adult stages. Mosquitoes can migrate up to 30 miles, which overrides local larval control efforts. This results in the need for adult mosquito control.

What can I do to help control mosquito development?

Look for possible breeding sites in your yard and neighborhood. Advise your local officials of potential problems. If adult mosquitoes become a nuisance, immediately notify Gainesville Mosquito Control. 


    Stormwater Vegetation Herbicide Program

    Technicians use herbicides in conjunction with mechanical techniques to reduce mosquito breeding sites by controlling vegetation growth. Selective herbicide treatments produce desirable drainage vegetation and reduce maintenance tasks. All products used are labeled for Aquatic sites and EPA registered. Marker dyes, surfactants, and anti-drift agents are mixed with herbicide to increase application to target site and plants.