Mosquito Abatement Programs - Tuscola County

Tuscola County Mosquito Abatement - Programs

No Spray Program

This program is for residents who wish to NOT have their property treated. We ask that the homeowner contact the office to complete necessary paperwork we will then post reflective signs on the property to alert our drivers that you DO NOT want to be sprayed.

We ask farmers and Beekeepers who are requesting No Spray to visit or call early in the spring to allow us time to post signs and revise our maps for the season.

Long Driveway Program

Many homes in Tuscola County are set back from the county road and, subsequently, shielded somewhat from the effects of the road-side adulticiding operations. Therefore, if so requested by the owner, their property will be reviewed to see if it meets the criteria for the Long Drive program. Property with a house (primary residence) meeting the established requirements may be placed on the long driveway list. The driveway in question will be marked by a long drive stake that has a reflective band at the top. These stakes will be placed by the agency; however homeowners are asked to remove them in the fall to avoid damage or loss from snow removal equipment and then replaced in the spring. These stakes aid our technicians in finding the drive during nighttime treatment. These drives are also marked on our spray maps. The basic criteria for a home to be placed on the long drive list is:

  • • There must be a residence on the property and the front of the home must be 300 feet or greater from the edge of the roadway.
  • • There must be an adequate turnaround for our truck that does not include driving across any lawn areas.
  • • The drive area must have significant vegetation providing areas of mosquito harborage.

Other factors such as sensitive locations, for example No Sprays or Organic Farms, adjacent to the property may exclude the property from treatment except under specific conditions.

*Please note this program is open for enrollment in the early spring to allow time for inspection and maps to be revised.

Tire Drives

Free scrap tire drives are scheduled each season to help eliminate a potential breeding site for mosquitoes and to remove unwanted tires from our community, In a collaborative effort between Mosquito Abatement, local units of government and Tuscola County Recycling.

These collections are limited to Tuscola County residents only (no out of county residents, no businesses and no commercial tires). Residents are limited to bringing only seven (7) tires per vehicle. Please make sure tires are clean and that they are not attached to an axel. Please bring help to unload your tires.

Contact Tuscola County Recycling for additional information.
Tuscola County Recycling Website
Phone: (989) 672-1673
Email: recycle@tuscolacounty.org
or Mosquito Abatement @ (989) 672-3748

Citizen requests

Tuscola County residents may call the office to request treatment of standing water on their property (larviciding).

Residents may also call to have adult mosquitoes treated (adulticiding). We ask that you give a two week notice if you have an event planned so we may adjust our schedule around the weather.

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