Controlling mosquitoes in Martin County: check out your zone and the daily spray schedule

Everyone recognizes that mosquitoes can be a real nuisance, but most people do not realize the magnitude of the health threat that they represent. Some of the world’s most dreaded diseases are known to be carried and transmitted by mosquitoes. Many countries around the world are ravaged yearly by malaria, yellow fever, and dengue-hemorrhagic fever. In the United States, encephalitis and dog heartworm are the primary mosquito-borne diseases, but dengue has recently crossed the Mexican border into Texas and is now seen as a serious public health threat.

A consistent threat to Florida pet owners is dog heartworm. A parasite transmitted by the mosquito becomes lodged in the heart and lungs, and if left untreated, severe physical damage and death may occur. Beyond viral and parasitic diseases, other health problems caused by mosquitoes include allergy and infection. In some cases, the chemicals within the mosquitoes’ saliva are injected into its blood-meal victim, causing serious allergic reactions.

To view the daily spray schedule and read more about Martin County’s mosquito control:,652090&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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