Mosquito Control


The Mosquito Control Section provides a direct service to approximately 2,100 communities in 16 Maryland counties. The primary goal of this program is to prevent the occurrence of mosquito-borne disease in humans, pets and livestock. Mosquito control is an economic necessity in some parts of Maryland dependent on outdoor tourism during the summer. The program relies on surveys and monitoring of the larval and adult mosquito populations to coordinate control activities. Control techniques include breeding source reduction, public education, biological control and insecticide applications from aircraft or ground equipment.

To find out more, call Mosquito Control at 410-841-5870

For information about how to prevent breeding mosquitoes in your yard that could carry Zika, see our Zika Awareness Page​

Unscheduled Spray Activities

MDA works with many communities across the state to provide routine mosquito spraying services; however, when mosquito-borne disease activity is detected in an area that we do not regularly serve, MDA will spray the area and announce that activity on this web page and on Twitter @MdAgMosquito. This activity is called an "unscheduled spraying."  The product used in our ground ULV spray program is a synthetic permethrin-based product. (See our product labels page​ for more info.) 

​Any existing spray exemptions in these areas will be temporarily suspended. People should avoid outdoor activities on spray nights. For more information, call MDA’s Mosquito Control Program at 410-841-5870.
Unscheduled Spraying (Weather Permitting)
  • Mosquito control truck-based spraying will occur on Tuesday, August 23, weather permitting, in the Cape Arthur and Whitehurst communities of Severna Park in Anne Arundel County​.

For the latest information about unscheduled spray activites, follow us on Twitter @MdAgMosquito​ and @MdAgDept​

Contact Information

Brian Prendergast
Program Manager
Mosquito Control Administration
Telephone: 410-841-5870