Mosquito control in Sugar Land requires participation on the part of both the City of Sugar Land and its residents.
Mosquito spraying occurs on Tuesday and
Friday nights (weather permitting).
The city sprays for mosquitoes to reduce the potential spread of mosquito-borne diseases. When spraying is required, the service will be performed on Friday nights, during the months of May through October. Spraying will begin each evening at approximately 9 p.m and continue until the entire city has been treated. When mosquito surveillance activities detect a higher than normal population of mosquitoes, spraying may be increased to twice a week.
The City regularly uses an EPA - approved adulticide application called Kontrol 30-30 with a once a month rotational application of Fyfanon to combat chemical resistance.
Larvacide applications are routinely performed citywide in order to help eliminate mosquito breeding sites.
Biting gnats are a nuisance insect that, primarily, is active during the day and is not a disease carrier. Therefore, adulticide spraying is not performed. Residents are advised to practice the Four D’s to aid in preventing exposure: Drain, Dusk & Dawn, Dress, and Deet.
Everything we currently know about SARS-CoV-2 transmission indicates that mosquitos cannot transmit or spread SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus known to cause COVID-19 illness. Researchers have reported that when they fed mosquitos coronavirus-infected blood, these mosquitos did not become infected and were not able to transmit the replicating virus. These studies included using common mosquitos such as the Culex species known to cause West Nile Virus as well as the Aedes species are known to cause Zika and Dengue.
Education and Resources
Fight the Bite with the "Four Ds"
Protect yourself, your family and your pets. Practice the "Four Ds".
A typical backyard can open opportunities for mosquitoes to breed. Examine potential problem areas in your own backyard.
Fight the Bite Presentation
A detailed look at protection, prevention and steps the City takes to fight the mosquito population.