Mosquito Control

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 late May/early June and continues through September.

State mosquito control staff conduct adult mosquito surveillance and, if certain state-mandated thresholds are met, they will conduct spraying operations on Monday evenings the for 2021 season. Residents are advised to stay indoors, close their windows, and bring in pets when spraying occurs. If people are outside when the truck passes, spraying will not take place. 

Reporting a Problem Area

In order to prevent and monitor mosquito borne diseases, residents are encouraged to report problem areas by using this form. Please try to complete as much of the form as possible. For questions about the form,  contact the Maryland State Department of Agriculture at 410-841-5870.

Note - spraying is not effective against the Asian Tiger Mosquito (black with white legs and white stripes), which are prevalent in the City of Hyattsville. Community cleanups are the best defense to control the pest. Residents should 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 by completing this application or by calling the Maryland State Department of Agriculture at 410-841-5870. 

The City’s copy of your request may be emailed to dtaft@hyattsville.orgHowever the original signed document MUST BE MAILED TO The Department of Agriculture as stated on the bottom of the form.  Residents will receive a written confirmation of receipt

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