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Mosquito Control

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Mission Statement:   The mission of Mosquito Control is to provide Leon County residents with effective and environmentally sound mosquito control services.

Leon County’s 2021 Waste Tire Amnesty Days

Beginning Monday, November 1

Leon County Government will once again host its annual Tire Amnesty Days, a free tire collection program to reduce mosquito breeding grounds, in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Beginning Monday, November 1, citizens can drop off old tires for free, at the Leon County Solid Waste Facility or any of the Rural Waste Service Centers. 

Last year’s Tire Amnesty Days program collected 300 tons of tires, the weight equivalent of two blue whales. However, just one tire left in a backyard can become a breeding ground for over 10,000 mosquitoes, which can carry diseases like Zika, West Nile and Dengue Fever. The 2021 program builds on this success, encouraging citizens to help protect the environment by participating in the process of recycling and repurposing unwanted tires.

Starting November 1, citizens can drop off tires at the Leon County Solid Waste Facility from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday or at one of the Rural Waste Service Centers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday-Sunday. The program will run until May 27, 2022, or until grant funds run out. All Leon County citizens who bring a valid ID verifying their County residence may participate.

Residents may dispose of up to 25 passenger car tires free of charge. Commercial loads will not be accepted. This event is for tires only. For more information, visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/Mosquito

Tire Drop Off Sites

Site

Address

Days

Hours

Phone

Solid Waste Facility

7550 Apalachee Pkwy

Mon - Fri

8am-5pm

850.606.1800

Woodville

549 Henry Jones Rd

Fri

Sat, Sun

9am-6pm

9am-5pm

850.488.9099

Ft Braden

2485 East Joe Thomas Rd

Fri

Sat, Sun

9am-6pm

9am-5pm

850.488.9119

Miccosukee

13051 Miccosukee Rd

Fri

Sat, Sun

9am-6pm

9am-5pm

850.922.0097

 

For more information, contact Glen Pourciau, Leon County Public Works at (850) 606-1400 / PourciauG@LeonCountyFL.gov

 

Mosquito Control Services

Mosquito Control services are available to all city and county residents. Direct services include inspections, larvicide applications, truck sprays and, where appropriate, placement of mosquito fish. 

For evening biting mosquitoes, large property or street spraying is the most efficient control method. 

All services are conducted at no cost.  

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New: Mosquito Treasure Boxes from our School and Youth Program.   Educational supplies and activities for area science teachers.