Living in Coastal Alabama, virtually surrounded by water has its obvious advantages, but our near tropical environment is equally attractive to mosquitoes. In an effort to control the mosquito population the City of Gulf Shores has been engaged in a mosquito control program for many years. This program, managed by our Public Words Department, institutes a comprehensive plan which includes neighborhood spraying, larviciding, barrier spraying and testing as well as continuous surveillance. Insecticides used to control the mosquito population present no danger to humans (including children) or pets. For more information on the materials used in this program, contact the Mosquito Control Officer at 251-500-0065.
What You Can Do
The City of Gulf Shores encourages its residents and visitors to help curb and control the local mosquito population by following the steps below:
Turn over any unused flower pots to eliminate standing water
Clear rain gutters of any leaves to prevent water from collecting
Discard of tires and any other yard debris that hold rainwater
Refresh your birdbath every week
Keep swimming pools clean and properly maintained
Frequently change water in pet dishes
Keep boats drained or covered so they will not collect water
Fill tree holes with sand or mortar
Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets
The City of Gulf Shores Mosquito Control Officer is available for onsite property inspections by appointment.
Free larvacide tablets for public use are available, Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Public Works Shop located at: