Interactive map: Mosquito populations are on the rise in Martin County due to Hurricane Irma

 

The Martin County Mosquito Control Division is increasing the frequency of Ultra Low Volume (ULV) spray trucks in affected areas between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. In addition, aerial spraying is scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2017 to cover 66,100 acres west of the Turnpike and Indiantown (zone G, zone I, zone F). Spraying will continue until all acreage has been covered. Aerial spraying will occur during the evening, beginning approximately 30 minutes before sunset and concluding when the acreage is covered, weather-permitting.

Residents can also do their part by removing any unnecessary containers around their homes and taking proactive measures:

  • Drain standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.
  • Drain water from garbage cans, gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.
  • Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used.
  • Empty and clean birdbaths and pet’s water bowls at least once or twice a week.
  • Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water (bail out the bilges, weekly).
  • Maintain swimming pools in good condition and chlorinate appropriately. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

Mosquito Control employs an integrated approach that involves outreach and education, controlling mosquitoes with fish, use of larvicides, Ultra Low Volume (ULV) adulticide treatments from spray trucks and aerial spray missions. Additionally, Martin County takes the Zika virus threat very seriously, due to the potential severity of health outcomes, as well as our past experience with local transmission of Dengue. Mosquito Control works closely with the Florida Department of Health in Martin County to monitor the spread of the virus and protect local residents.

Martin County uses EPA-registered insecticides, following both federal and state regulations, according to the label. EPA-registered pesticides go through an extensive review process prior to registration and use. For more information, click on the “EPA Review Process” button below.

Martin County does not apply pesticides directly to drinking water sources.

Link to the interactive map at: http://mcgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2d9175e88c4a4a50a245e57d42d0e1bd

This interactive web map application indicates the mosquito spray zones that will be sprayed today. It allows the public to view the currently active spray zones and to determine the spray zone of a particular address. 

By entering the desired address into the search box by address, then confirming that you are located at the correct address, you then can click in the general area and a pop up box with the spray zone information will appear.

If you should have any questions or concerns, please call 772-419-6974 between the hours of 6:30 am to 3 pm, Monday thru Friday, or submit a request for service.

There is no spraying activities conducted Saturdays, Sundays, or Holidays.

Spray schedule may change due to changes in weather conditions.

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