The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) routinely analyzes surveillance and control data from previous years in order to better prepare for the upcoming mosquito season. The key to DOHMH's planning efforts is a primary emphasis on prevention. DOHMH devotes considerable resources to a citywide effort to prevent mosquito breeding, while enhancing existing disease surveillance, and public and medical provider education activities.
Although mosquitoes are most active in New York City from May through October, our strong mosquito prevention, surveillance and control efforts are year-round activities. The current Comprehensive Mosquito Surveillance and Control Plan is founded on the principles of Integrated Pest Management.