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 about mosquitoes.

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