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Mosquito Control
Controlling Mosquitoes This Summer
The Maryland Department of Agriculture has started the mosquito control program with spring larviciding. The regular season will begin May 30, and continue into early September. Work may continue late into September if necessary.

The program consists of larviciding (control of immature stages of the mosquito). Known breeding areas will be checked biweekly and will be treated if necessary. There will be no routine adult control work (spraying) using truck mounted sprayers.

To report mosquito problems in Greenbelt, please call Public Works at 301-474-8004. Problem areas will be forwarded weekly to the Mosquito Control Office.

Dead Bird Pick-up & Testing For West Nile Virus
Since West Nile Virus is firmly established within the state, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has determined that pick-up and testing of dead or sick birds is no longer necessary at this time.

Reports of dead birds will no longer be accepted. If you find any dead birds, please dispose of them in the following manner:
  1. Wear gloves and put the bird in a plastic bag
  2. Place the dead bird in an outdoor trash receptacle, or bury the dead bird
  3. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water after disposing of the bird

Sick or injured birds should be reported to your local wildlife rehabilitator. For a list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators in your area, please call 877-463-6497.

Additional Information About West Nile Virus
  • Complaints about standing water on county property: 301-499-8520
  • Complaints about standing water on private citizens' property: 301-883-6100 (8 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
  • Complaints about storm drain blockage: 301-499-8520
  • Mosquito prevention and spraying: 301-927-8357
  • Prince George's County Health Department communicable and vector-borne disease control: 301-583-3750
  • West Nile Virus information hotline: 866-866-2769