The Okaloosa County Mosquito Control Program began spot spraying this month. Within the next couple of weeks, the standard evening broadcast spray schedule will begin, weather permitting. The schedule is below and you can follow this link anytime:

The following is the Okaloosa County spray route schedule:

MONDAYS:

North County: John Riley Barnhill Road to Escambia Farms, Vinson Ray Road, Beaver Creek to north Baker, Highway 90 East from Shoal River to County Line Road and north to Poverty Creek Road

Crestview: Rattlesnake Bluff and Little Silver Road, Aplin Road south to Live Oak Church Road

South County: Wynnehaven Beach, Florosa and Valparaiso

Destin: Destin Bridge to Airport Road

TUESDAYS:

North County: East side of Highway 189 to Highway 602; Four Flags area, Baker and Holt South of Highway 90,

Crestview: Aplin Road north to Highway 90; Old Bethel Road past Sioux Circle, Rattlesnake Bluff and Little Silver Road, Old Antioch Road to Highway 90 west of Highway 85

South County: Airport Road to Walton County line, Mary Esther/Fort Walton Beach and Bluewater Bay

WEDNESDAYS:

North County: Holt north of Highway 90, Baker West of Galliver Cutoff, Laurel Hill to County Line, Highway 393 N, Steel Mill Road

Crestview: Old Bethel Road to Airport Road, Highway 90 from Fairchild Road to Highway 85, north to Airport Road

South County: Streets off of Lewis Turner Boulevard to Carmel Drive, Rocky Bayou, Fort Walton Beach from Brooks Bridge to Memorial Parkway

THURSDAYS:

North County: Poverty Creek Road, Highway 393 to Campton, Baker from Galliver Cutoff to Old River Road,

Crestview: Lake Silver Road to Airport Road to Auburn area

South County: Shalimar, Ocean City, Mooney Road area and Niceville

The County Mosquito Control Program sprays for mosquitoes county-wide excluding federal and state-owned land and entities who have contacted the MC Program for inclusion on the no-spray list. Mosquito spray trucks generally operate from 2 hours before sunset and/or 2 hours after sunrise. Surveillance activities may indicate certain types of mosquitoes known to be disease vectors being active during other time periods than noted. If this is the case, the County will respond appropriately.

Areas of Concern:

Wetlands; properties bordering Eglin A.F.B., which are not treated; and property owners unaware that they are creating mosquito breeding sites.

Standing water; eliminating should be at the top of everyone’s ‘to do list’ right now!

Children’s pools, plant pots, old tires*, leaf piles, pet watering bowl and gutters should be checked daily for standing water. Even something as simple as a soda lid can literally breed hundreds of mosquitoes.

Waste tires can be disposed of FREE at the South Okaloosa County Transfer Station and the Baker Landfill. – this free disposal applies only to local households and not businesses. Tire sizes are limited to passenger car and light truck tires. Quantities limited - 5 tires per household/month.

The Mosquito Control Division of Public Works is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and may be reached at 651-7394 or 689-5772. Mosquito spray schedule, preventative tips and other related information is available on the County’s web site at www.co.okaloosa.fl.us.