Mosquito Spraying Program

Program Duration
  • Hope Mills will begin spraying for mosquitoes approximately within the first two weeks of May 2011 and will spray areas on a weekly basis through mid-September.
  • Spraying will begin on or about 9 p.m. on Tuesday or Wednesday night.
  • Wind or rain will delay spraying until the next calm and dry evening.
Help Cut Back on Mosquitoes in Town
For the mosquito program to work we need the cooperation of every resident in our town. Here are some tips in the prevention of mosquito breeding grounds:
  • Check for items that might hold water including wheelbarrows, tires, hubcaps, toys, garden equipment, pool covers, tarps, plastic sheeting, pipes, drains, boats, canoes, recycling bins and trash.
  • Remove standing water in ponds, ditches, clogged rain gutters, flower pots, plant saucers, puddles, buckets, jars, and cans.
  • Completely change water in birdbaths and wading pools weekly.
  • Drill drainage holes in tire swings.
  • Stock ornamental ponds and fountains with fish that eat mosquito larvae.
  • Avoid mosquitoes by staying indoors at dawn and dusk when they are most active.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors.
  • Apply insect repellent that contains DEET. Follow directions carefully.
  • Install or repair window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out.