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Mosquito Control Section

 

The Delaware Mosquito Control Section provides statewide services to more than 880,000 residents and more than 2 million visitors annually to maintain quality of life and protect public health by reducing the possibility of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus.  Our employees focus on controlling larval and adult mosquito populations and treating mosquito breeding habitats. Mosquito Control uses the latest Integrated Pest Management approach – source reduction and the judicious use of insecticides.

 

 

 

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Mosquito Control Section Contacts:

Administrative Headquarters
Dover Office:  302-739-9917

Bill Meredith, Program Administrator

If you have a mosquito nuisance complaint, please call the number below for your respective area.*

New Castle County & Northern Kent CountyStanding water along with open containers and old tires make for ideal breeding habitat for mosquitoes
Newark Office: 302-836-2555
Tom Moran, F&W Regional Manager

Southern Kent County & Sussex County
Milford Office: 302-422-1512
Kenneth Conaway, F&W Regional Manager

* Click here to determine which office to call by zip code. 

* Click here to view a map of the jurisdictions. 

Resources for Residents

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Mosquito Spraying Announcements
  • Mosquito Spraying Hotline: 1-800-338-8181 
  • Sign up to get automatic e-mail notices of mosquito spraying locations 
  • Fogging Guidelines for Communities
  • Fogging Guidelines for Rural Homeowners
  • Request a “No-Spray Zone”
  • Mosquito Control InformationAerial Mosquito Spraying

  • Mosquito Control Brochure
  • Delaware Mosquito Control Code
  • Mosquito Control Spray Policy
  • Mosquito Control Pesticide Management Discharge Plan (PMDP)
  • Spray Threshold Criteria
  • Delaware's Problematic Mosquito Species
  • Mosquito Control Organizational Staffing 
  • American Mosquito Control Association
  •  West Nile Virus Info

  • West Nile Virus Brochure
  • The Centers for Disease Control
  • West Nile Virus Tracking Maps
  • Mosquito-Borne Viruses
  • Delaware Division of Public Health
  • For more information about West Nile virus in humans, contact the Division of Public Health at 302-744-4700 or 888-295-5156. For more information about West Nile virus in horses, eastern equine encephalitis or vaccines, contact the State Veterinarian at the Department of Agriculture at 800-282-8685 (from Delaware only) or 302-698-4500.

    Mosquito Control Publications:

    "The Buzz on Mosquitoes" (article from Outdoor Delaware magazine, Spring 2006)
    Mosquito Control: Balancing Public Health and the Environment in Delaware (from NOAA Coastal Services; Sept/Oct 2005)
    Mosquito Control's Green Approach (from The Observer; Fall, 2001)

    We’re not just about mosquitoes….

    The Mosquito Control Section is also active in projects to restore and enhance wetlands habitats. One of our major projects is the Northern Delaware Wetland Rehabilitation Program, a collaborative partnership between DNREC’s Divisions of Fish & Wildlife and other natural resource agencies. Together, we’re working to restore up to 10,000 acres of degraded urban wetlands along the Christina/Lower Delaware River corridor.

    We also work to reduce mosquitoes while improving habitat resources for fish and wildlife through our Open Marsh Water Management (OMWM) efforts, and management of coastal marsh impoundments for tidal exchanges, water levels and microhabitats. To learn more about Delaware OMWM, please read "Guidelines for Open Marsh Water Management in Delaware's Salt Marshes" published in the journal Wetlands and “Open Marsh Water Management in Delaware: 1979-2007” published in the Proceedings of the New Jersey Mosquito Control Association.

     

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