Orange County Government, Florida

Mosquito Safety

Get ready for Mosquito Season

Monitoring Status

Orange County is currently working to combat elevated mosquito populations, specifically in East Orange County. 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, Orange County continues to monitor the status of the Zika virus. At this time, there no locally reported cases of the Zika virus in Orange County. To learn more about efforts to combat Zika in Orange County, visit the Zika Prevention page.

Mosquito Control Public Health and Safety

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-Borne Illness Prevention

In order to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses:

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

Orange County Mosquito Control Tools

Orange County uses 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 three times per week helps 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-Borne
Illnesses

Orange County Mosquito Control Proactively works to Combat:

Mosquito Prevention
PSA Video

Contact Us

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

Email: mosquitocontrol@ocfl.net
*Please include your name, phone number and address in your email.
Phone: (407) 254-9120
Fax: (407) 345-5538