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Free mosquito traps available after hurricanes

Free mosquito traps

NAPLES, FL (November 10, 2022) – Free mosquito traps are available to Collier County’s residents beginning on Monday, Nov. 14, in the wake of both Hurricane Ian and Hurricane Nicole. Collier Mosquito Control District (District) received the residential traps as a donation from Inzecto and is working with community partners to distribute them to the public. A list of pick-up locations is provided below.

“The generous donation of these traps couldn’t come at a better time, and we’re grateful our community partners are assisting to get them into the hands of our residents,” says District Executive Director Patrick Linn. “We typically see an increase in mosquito populations about 7 to 10 days after a heavy rain, so placing them around homes and businesses in the coming week will help provide protection and relief after this latest storm.”

The Inzecto traps – developed by University of Florida researchers – are low maintenance and only require the addition of water.

How is the trap used?

  • Add water to the plastic container.
  • Set the trap in the shade next to a home or business, or under trees/shrubs.
  • Keep trap upright, making sure there is always water inside, and do not empty the contents.

How does it work?

  • It will attract female mosquitoes looking for a place to deposit their eggs.
  • A micro-dose of insecticide inside the trap will kill the mosquito and her eggs.
  • The insecticide is embedded on the inside walls which means it’s contact-free from children and animals.
  • Beneficial insects such as bees are not attracted to the trap.
  • After three months, the plastic container can be placed in recycling.

Residents can obtain the free mosquito traps at the following locations beginning Monday, Nov. 14, and are encouraged to call in advance to check availability. 

City Hall

102 Copeland Ave. North

Everglades City, FL 34139  

(239) 695-2511 

North Collier Fire

1885 Veterans Park Drive

Naples, FL 34109   

(239) 597-3222

Fire Station 90

175 Capri Blvd.

Isles of Capri, FL 34113   

(239) 394-8770

Naples Pride Center

2248 Airport Road S.

Naples, FL 34104   

(239) 304-9407

Margood Harbor Park

321 Pear Tree Ave.

Goodland, FL 34140   

(239) 252-4000

Golden Gate Community Center

4701 Golden Gate Parkway 

Naples, FL, 34116   

(239) 252-4180

Mackle Park

1361 Andalusia Terrace

Marco Island, FL 34145   

(239) 642-0575

North Collier Regional Park

15000 Livingston Road

Naples, FL 34109   

(239) 252-4000

Florida Department of Health – Collier County

3339 Tamiami Trail East, Bldg. H

Naples, FL 34112   

(239) 252-8200

University of Florida /IFAS Extension

14700 Immokalee Rd.

Naples, FL 34120 

(239) 252-4800

Florida Department of Health – Collier County

419 North First Street

Immokalee, FL 34142   

(239) 252-7300

City of Naples Fire Rescue

Station 1: 835 8th Ave. 

Station 2: 977 26th Ave. North   

Naples, FL 34102 

(239) 213-4900

For an informational flier from INZECTO including the active ingredients , click here

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