Mosquitoes in Your Neighborhood

Maricopa County Mosquito Surveillance Program 


Through the years Maricopa County Environmental Services Department has developed and implemented a surveillance program where we monitor hundreds of routine sites - areas that have been identified as problem areas or mosquito-breeding sites. We deploy over 750 mosquito traps to these areas every week. In addition, we also set-up traps in other areas based on mosquito complaints we receive. This proactive approach allows us to monitor mosquitoes and mosquito activity county wide, which helps minimize the risks of mosquito-borne diseases in our communities.


Mosquitoes en Maricopa County 


Mosquitoes have a serious impact on the health, comfort, and economic welfare of people. Some species transmit diseases to man and animals.
In Maricopa County, there is particular concern with mosquito-borne encephalitis (sleeping sickness). Large numbers of mosquitoes interfere with outdoor work and recreation, cause livestock to lose weight, and lower property values. There are two main types of mosquitoes in Maricopa County.
 

Responsibility for Mosquito Control 

 
Everyone is responsible for eliminating and preventing mosquito breeding on their property.

Report Mosquito Problems

 
If a member of the public notices adult mosquitoes or mosquito breeding in their area, they should contact Maricopa County Environmental Services Department and submit a complaint so we can investigate. As we learn about mosquito-related problems we will respond to complaints and set-up mosquito traps in those areas that we may not be already monitoring.