Pests

Mosquito Control Program
The Maryland Department of Agriculture, through the Mosquito Control Program, performs all mosquito control activities in the state. The City participates in the Mosquito Control Program, which begins in mid-June and continues into early September. State Mosquito Control staff conduct adult mosquito surveillance and, if certain state-mandated thresholds are met, conduct spraying operations. Spraying occurs in the early morning or late evening hours. 

The City reports mosquito issues to the State on a weekly basis. To report a problem area in your neighborhood, please call 301-985-5032 or click here to submit a report via email. Please include the following in your report:
  • Your address
  • Time of day when mosquitoes are the worst
  • Any area of stagnant water in the vicinity
Note - spraying is not effective against the Asian Tiger Mosquito (black with white legs and white stripe), which are prevalent in the City of Hyattsville. Community cleanups do control the pest when residents empty and/or rinse weekly any containers that where water can collect, including tires, wading pools, wheelbarrows, canoes, tarps, flower pots, saucers, birdbaths, and gutters. 

You may request an exemption from adult mosquito control services by completing this application.