York County Mosquito Control conducts a number of outreach programs designed for community education and engagement.
York County residents can Mosquito Control to request a home inspection to identify areas of standing water or prime habitats where mosquitoes may be breeding. Mosquito Control staff will discuss findings with the residents and make recommendations to eliminate the breeding locations. Residents may call Mosquito Control at 757-890-3790 to request a home inspection.
Mosquito Control Awareness Week
The last full week in June every year is National Mosquito Awareness week. During this week, among many other outreach activities, mosquito control staff distributes educational materials to citizens and staff of other departments. We believe it is important that all York County staff understand the importance of mosquito control.
Annual Tire Drives
Tires are a favorite breeding ground of the Asian tiger mosquito. In 2014, the first annual Tire Amnesty Drive was conducted. The goal of this program is to provide our citizens with an opportunity to dispose of this prime mosquito breeding habitat free of charge. When we promote the tire drive, we also educate our citizens on why it is important to properly dispose of tires. The tire drive is held annually in June.
Yorktown Market Days
Mosquito Control staff occasionally participates in Yorktown Market Days. Staff distribute educational materials, show mosquito plant samples, and provide advice to our citizens and guests.
Mosquito Control staff participates in school events such as career days, science expos, and partners with other County departments for the annual BugFest event. Attendees learn about bugs through insect displays, talks with local experts with bug facts, Bug Talks, crafts, activities and more.