Wild Bees and Mosquitoes

Arizona Revised Statute 36-601(A)1 states:

Any condition or place in populous areas that constitutes a breeding place for flies, rodents, mosquitoes and other insects that are capable of carrying and transmitting disease-causing organisms to any person or persons or any condition or place that constitutes a feral colony of honeybees that is not currently maintained by a beekeeper and that poses a health or safety hazard to the public.

This statute grants the Maricopa County Vector Control the authority to destroy a wild bee hive/swarm should it pose a health hazard.

Contact Maricopa County Vector Control at 602-506-6616 regarding this issue.

Contact Maricopa County Vector Control regarding mosquito fogging.