Message from Director, Dennis Moore
July 3, 2014
Pasco County is currently under a mosquito-borne illness advisory as a result of two horses recently diagnosed with
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Also, two sentinel chickens recently tested by the Pasco County Mosquito Control
District (PCMCD) were positive for EEE. PCMCD reminds people to avoid the outdoors at dusk and dawn, wear clothes that cover most of their skin, use a repellent that contains up to 30 percent DEET, and eliminate standing water.
The mission of the Pasco Mosquito Control District is to protect the health
and well-being of the citizens of Pasco County through the prevention
and control of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. Our goal is to
control both pestiferous and disease carrying mosquito populations to
a tolerable level in the safest, most economical manner, while using a
variety of methods in such a way as to minimize potential effects on people,
wildlife and the environment.
As the Director, I am proud to tell you that our dedicated team of well
trained public health professionals will strive to deliver a continuous
level of mosquito control services that will help the citizens of Pasco
County enjoy quality outdoor enjoyment.
If your outdoor activities are being disrupted by mosquitoes, please call
our office to report your problem at (727) 376-4568 in our local calling
area and outside call toll free at 1-888-202-1571. Our main office is
open from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, to take your call
and an answering machine will record your message at any other time. Once
your call is received, we will have an inspector assess your mosquito
problem and determine the best method to eliminate your problem.
Thank you for visiting us and please contact us if you have questions