They are 57 spray routes that cover the entire county. Route schedules are assigned based on the number of call-ins, larvicide field reports; and mosquito counts from traps throughout the county. Typical hours of operation are from sundown to approximately 10 p.m. Mosquito fogging cannot take place if it is raining, if winds are less than 2 mph or exceed 10 mph, or If temperatures drop below 60 degrees.
Adulticide fogging operations usually begin from 6-6:30 p.m. depending on the ambient temperature and heat index. If the temperature (with heat index) is higher than 98 degrees Farenheit, the Ultra-Low-Volume spray will only evaporate. However, challenges in local meteorology can make standard guidelines prohibitive and impractical. Although Escambia County Mosquito Control responds to local service requests from the public within 48 hours, the fogging mission is contingent upon landing rate counts and trap surveillance.
To request mosquito service, call 850-937-2188 or email email@example.com.
No Spray/Fog Zones
Residents, like professional and amateur beekeepers and organic farmers and those with chemical sensitivities, may request that their home or farm not be sprayed or fogged as a mosquito control measure. While Escambia County Mosquito Control cannot guarantee specific buffer distances around a property, staff will make all reasonable efforts to avoid directly or indirectly spraying the identified property.
To request an area be added as a “no spray zone,” simply call 850-937-2188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, street addresses, daytime phone number, and the nature of your request. Please note that Under Florida Law, your request is public record and must be provided if asked for as part of a public records request.
2016 Fogging Activities to Date