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If your home is more than 150 feet from a state road, you may fill out and sign a 2020 Mosquito Control Release Form (PDF) to give us permission to drive onto your property. Even though you may have filled out a form in a prior year, we will need your permission on a current year’s form every year. Forms will be distributed by Mosquito Control Drivers in the Spring when the forms become available, and forms will be posted on this web site.
During the peak summer mosquito control season, when all mosquito control districts need adulticide fogging, it takes one week for the two trucks to complete the entire route, weather permitting. The fogging cannot be done in rainy or windy conditions.
Call 804-693-6269 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., our regular office hours. If you call after hours, please leave a voice mail so that we can return your call.
All parcels within mosquito control districts are assessed the mosquito control tax, no matter whether they are improved parcels or not.
Staff has completed training approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and they hold certifications and licenses from the State (Pesticide Applicator or Pesticide Technician).
The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors receives a request, usually in the form of a petition, from residents requesting the formation of or inclusion in an existing Mosquito Control District. Next, the Board holds a public hearing to receive comments from individuals, and it also considers data such as the proximity of the proposal area to existing control districts, availability of equipment and staff to serve the proposal area, and cost of serving the proposal area. A petition form has been developed to assist the Board in evaluating such requests, and you may obtain it online (PDF).
The Virginia Department of Health's website has a 57-slide presentation that provides a wealth of information written in layman's terms.
During active mosquito control season, usually April through October when staff is conducting adulticide fogging, you may call local number 804-824-2530 to hear a recorded message stating the area where the trucks will be operating that evening. This line provides information only and cannot be used to leave a message for staff.