Mosquito Control Notice

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) trucks, helicopters, and staff will be out in neighborhoods
and parks this spring and summer working to reduce mosquito-borne disease and annoyance.

 

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Each year the field staff at MMCD monitors and treats wetlands that breed mosquitoes with a
fleet of trucks and helicopters. Many of their seasonal staff begin working in April and residents of
the seven county metro area may notice the green or white trucks with the MMCD logo or staff
on bikes or on foot wearing brightly colored “Mosquito Control” shirts.

At times MMCD employees may need to cross private property for access to check and treat
areas for mosquito larvae. MMCD management asks the community to please stay several feet
away from field staff and ensure children and pets are kept at a distance. If you have questions
about mosquito control activities or concerns about an employee, please call the MMCD front
desk at (651) 645-9149 or visit MMCD.org.

Some of the activities that MMCD may be doing in your community include:

  • Wetland surveillance – determining if ponds or swamps have mosquito larvae present.
  • Catchbasin surveillance – pulling off grates and inspecting neighborhood catch basins to
    determine if mosquito larvae are present.
  •  Ground larval treatments – applying control materials to a wetland with a hand spreader
    or backpack.
  • Helicopter larval treatments – applying control materials to a wetland via helicopter.
  • Catchbasin treatments – applying control materials to neighborhood catchbasins.
  • Setting or collecting traps – surveillance helps MMCD determine where and what types of
    mosquitoes are active.

More information about the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District can be found on their website: https://mmcd.org/