Mosquito Control

State of Maryland 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 will begin this year on May 31 and continue through September 27. State mosquito control staff conduct adult mosquito surveillance and, if certain state-mandated thresholds are met, they will conduct spraying operations. Hyattsville's spraying days are Mondays. Out of an abundance of caution, residents are advised to stay indoors, close their windows, and bring in pets when spraying occurs.

Sign up for spraying notifications by emailing the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Reporting a Problem Area

In order to prevent and monitor mosquito borne diseases, residents are still encouraged to report problem areas by using this form. Please try to complete as much of the form as possible.

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 any containers where water can collect on a weekly basis, including tires, wading pools, wheelbarrows, canoes, tarps, flower pots, saucers, birdbaths, and gutters.

Filing an Exemption

You may request an exemption from adult mosquito control services on a yearly basis.

For additional questions and concerns, please call our Department of Public Works at (301) 985-5032.

Natural Mosquito Control

Dump, Dunk, and Screen: The best way to remove mosquito habitats from your yard!