Do you need help with mosquitoes? Here’s how to apply for help, what’s offered where you live

HOUSTON – Being bitten?

If you have a problem with mosquitoes in your area, there are ways to apply for help from your county.

armaria county

Pearland Mayor Kevin Cole alerted us to this form in Brazoria County that residents can use to apply for help fumigating properties.

The form asks for your location, name and contact information, and the time of day mosquitoes are most active.

KPRC 2 called and checked websites in nearby counties and located this information on how to get help with mosquitoes, although it seems a bit more nuanced in some counties.

chambers county

Chambers County has a mosquito control form that you can access here. Chambers County Mosquito Control Offices are located at 336 Airport Road, Anahuac, Texas, 77514. The office can be reached during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Friday, at 409-267-2720. The website notes: “When mosquitoes are bad, you may have to call multiple times to get through. Please be nice to our secretary when you call; remember, it’s not her fault!”


Galveston County

Galveston County posts its spray schedule and maps here. Mosquito control services are available to all county residents. Direct services include: inspections, larvicide applications, and truck spraying. The county does not spray roads or private property.

Harris County

In Harris County, the Division of Mosquito and Vector Control provides services to control mosquito breeding and prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in Harris County. In its materials, however, it indicates that it does not provide fumigation services.

You can submit a form, a Mosquito Breeding Inspection Request to speak with a representative of the HCPH Mosquito Control Division regarding the mosquito problem you are experiencing. If necessary, the office will schedule an inspection of your property for possible mosquito breeding sites. During the inspection, mosquito breeding sites will be identified and source reduction recommendations provided. It notes: “This is not a request for treatment to eliminate mosquitoes.”


Harris County has an interactive map showing the areas where spraying has been proposed and has occurred this year.

Fort Bend County

Fort Bend Health and Human Services shares this information on its website:

“When an area has mosquito samples that test positive for West Nile virus, Fort Bend County Road & Bridge, or the appropriate city department, takes a focused response to prevent mosquito breeding by increasing spraying and application. of larvicides in the area until a mosquito sample is tested. negative for the virus. Fort Bend County does NOT spray for nuisance mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are sprayed solely for the prevention of vector-borne diseases. Testing is done by trapping mosquitoes and sending the sample to be tested for viruses. Mosquitoes positive for West Nile virus do not necessarily lead to human cases of illness.


“Fort Bend County said it monitors the type and number of mosquitoes present and submits samples for WNV testing. The county also sprays against nuisance mosquitoes, but increases spraying and larvicides in areas where mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus.”

Montgomery County

In the event that mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus, we will treat the affected areas via truck using a ULV (Ultra Low Volume) fogger. After the pesticide treatment is complete, testing of the area will resume to determine if disease activity is still present.

To avoid the abundance of nuisance mosquitoes and the possibility of mosquitoes transmitting diseases, we try to control them in their larval stage. With the help of county residents, we look for areas of standing water that mosquitoes need to survive. If the water cannot be drained, we will treat it with a larvicide that will kill the larvae.


Wharton County

The City of Wharton sprays for mosquitoes as needed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Half of the city is sprayed on Tuesday and the other half on Wednesday. It does not spray if it rains or the wind exceeds 10 mph. People with mosquito problems are asked to call City Hall and requests are forwarded to the county maintenance department.

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