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Mosquito Control Technician Spraying

Mission Statement


To achieve and maintain levels of control of mosquitoes and other insects of public health or nuisance importance to protect human health and safety and improve the quality of life of people, promote economic development of the County, and facilitate enjoyment of its natural attractions by reducing the number of pestiferous and disease-carrying mosquitoes.

FY 2015-2016 Accomplishments

  • Our state-certified and licensed personnel implement integrated mosquito management measures, including source reduction, biological control, and chemical applications to control mosquitoes without an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.
  • Responded to 821 service requests and treated 57,168 acres.
  • During the year, an emphasis was placed on public education and public awareness, as well as improved surveillance and species identification, development of bio-rational alternatives, use of existing facility to secure and to maintain vehicle safety and chemical efficacy, and focused management of domestic mosquito impacts .
  • With the concern of the Zika virus nationwide, Mosquito Control implemented additional trapping methods with the new BG-Sentinel Lure Traps, which main purpose is to attract the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus which are the container breeding mosquitoes that may carry the Zika virus.
  • In compliance with state regulations and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System regulations, the division achieved and maintained the control of mosquitoes on a countywide basis in a manner consistent with the protection of the environmental and the ecological integrity of all lands and waters.
  • Programs of source reduction, biocontrol, and surveillance enhance IMM Best Practices:
    • Biological – use of mosquito fish as larval predators
    • Chemical – use of bio-rational control and internal growth regulator larvicides
    • Physical – promote draining and dumping of containers as may hold water to breed mosquito larval forms and hatch into flying adults 
  • Mosquito control technicians’ activities included:
    • Service request received and responded - 821
    • Independent field inspections - 8,663
    • Larvicide applications - 2,317 with 708 acres treated
    • CDC light traps and BG Sentinel Trap missions - 240
    • Biological control methods (Gambusia Fish installations) - 166
    • Acres treated by adulticiding - 57,168

57,168

Acres treated

827

Service requests responded to

8,663

Independent field inspections