Monroe County has a sub-tropical environment and is home to approximately 45 species of mosquitoes.
The goal of the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is to control the mosquito population using the most effective methods, techniques, equipment, and insecticides, thus enhancing the quality of life for all residents, reducing the possibility of mosquito transmitted disease.
County residents are encouraged to contact the Florida Keys Mosquito Control if they are experiencing mosquito nuisance.
Although there are 40+ mosquito species found in the Keys, only a few create sufficient problems that require control measures. The Salt Marsh mosquito, the Pasture Mosquito, the Domestic Mosquito, the Tiger Mosquito and the House Mosquito are commonly found, and create annoyance by their bite. In addition to their annoyance, mosquitoes can also transmit diseases such as Dengue Fever, Encephalitis, Malaria, and dog heartworm.