GYPSY MOTH PROGRAM
Prince George's County does not participate in the Maryland Department of Agriculture's Gypsy Moth Program. Questions concerning this program should be directed to the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Pest Management Division at 301-261-8106.
During the spring and summer, the Town of Riverdale Park cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture to identify and control mosquito populations. Larviciding treatments are made by Maryland Department of Agriculture personnel beginning in the spring and continuing throughout the summer. Requests for local spraying should be made to Public Works, which will be forwarded to the Maryland Department of Agriculture, who will determine if spraying is warranted. If count thresholds are met, the Department of Agriculture may spray for mosquitoes.
To prevent mosquito breeding, please note that mosquitoes can breed in any water-holding container including bird baths, wading pools, pet watering dishes, tin cans, old tires, clogged gutters or flower pots. To prevent mosquito breeding in these areas, water should be changed weekly in bird baths, wading pools and pet dishes, gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year, and other water-holding containers should be disposed of or stored upside down. It is the citizens' responsibility to make sure their property is free of water-holding containers. Report any areas of stagnant water on or near your property by contacting the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Mosquito Control Division at 301-422-5080.
Tips to rid your community of mosquito breeding sites
Signs posted in the public right of way, also known as litter on a stick, are not only illegal; they are also unsightly and distracting to motorists. Whether the sign advertises a yard sale, business, or political activity, these signs will be removed and disposed of by Town employees.
APPLIANCE AND TIRE COLLECTION FEES
Air conditioners, heat pumps and refrigerators (without doors) are picked up without charge. Tires must be taken to the landfill in Upper Marlboro.
USED MOTOR OIL
Used motor oil can be recycled. A receptacle for recycling used motor oil is available at all times to Town residents at the Public Works facility. Oil and containers shall be disposed of in accordance with directions posted at the facility.
Prince George's County maintains storm drains throughout the Town. Call 301-499-8530 to report a blocked storm drain. Have the address available when you call.
WATER MAIN BREAKS
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) maintains water mains throughout the town. Call 301-206-4002, to report water main breaks or sewage back ups. Have the address available when you call.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY SERVICES:
Hazardous Waste Prince George's County 301-883-5045
PEPCO – call for street light outages that are on wooden poles 202-833-1500
Pot Holes – Prince George's County Public Works 301-883-5650
County Roads (identified by road names only, such as Sheriff Road) 301-499-8600*
Prince George's County Public Works 301-883-5650
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning 301-445-4500
State Highway Administration (US Route 1) 301-776-7609
State Roads (identified by route numbers) 301-513-7300*
Storm Drains-Prince George's County 301-499-8600
*Note: If unsure about whether a county or State road, call 301-883-5642