Mosquito Spraying Begins May 11
Published on May 09, 2023
Mosquito populations are on the rise locally as a result of a mild winter, and April rainfall and average temperatures above normal.
The City of Gainesville Mosquito Control Division will begin spraying for mosquitoes beginning Thursday, May 11. The spray map and schedule are available online.
City residents also can request mosquito spraying by visiting www.myGNV.org or through the myGNV app.
For neighbors with unmaintained pools on their property, or who live near retention ponds, the division provides mosquito fish, free of charge. (To request mosquito fish, please call 352-393-8287.)
Officials are asking all neighbors to help control mosquito populations by draining items on their property that may have collected water during late April rains. These include boat covers, tarps, tire swings, discarded tires and saucers under potted plants.
The division’s technicians work to reduce mosquito populations by employing integrated mosquito management best practices. The team actively monitors and treats more than 500 breeding sites throughout Gainesville such as retention ponds, roadside ditches and low-lying areas.
Additional mosquito prevention and protection tips