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VOLUSIA COUNTY Public Works Department Mosquito Control Division

VOLUSIA COUNTY Public Works Department Mosquito Control Division

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VOLUSIA COUNTY Public Works Department Mosquito Control Division

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  1. VOLUSIA COUNTYPublic Works DepartmentMosquito Control Division James R. McNelly, Director Volusia County Mosquito Control New Smyrna Beach, FL

  2. Agenda • Introduce Volusia County Mosquito Control (VCMC). • Briefly discuss VCMC’s historical background. • Provide an overview of our Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM). • Address current events, issues and trends.

  3. VCMC Core Mission • Supported by 23 full time personnel • Special Workers – two to four, Intern Program - six

  4. VCMC • The East Volusia Anti-Mosquito District formed in a local “Lions” club and passed by the State Legislature on June 11, 1937. • Intent is to contend with massive influxes of salt marsh produced mosquitoes. • The entire 500+ square mile district was covered with a five (5) man crew.

  5. 10,000 AC 9,200 AC 35,500 AC

  6. VCMC WPA workers dig miles of ditches by hand. 1940’s/1950’s: draglines and dynamite used. District purchased its first aircraft in 1949.

  7. VCMC Early 1960’s: still using fixed wing aircraft for surveillance and treatment. DDT phased out in the mid 1960’s.

  8. Integrated Pest Management Program(IPM) • Surveillance driven as mandated by Florida State Law: Chapter 388, F.S. and FL Administrative Code 5E-13. • Source Reduction – from “Tip and/or Toss” to salt marsh work with equipment. • Biological control – fish propagation and “seeding”. • Larviciding and Adulticiding. • Community Outreach and Public Education.

  9. IPM – Disease Surveillance Sentinel Chickens

  10. IPM – Disease Surveillance

  11. IPM – Nuisance Surveillance • Light Traps

  12. IPM – Nuisance Surveillance • Service Requests - http://volusia.org/mosquito/

  13. IPM – Nuisance Surveillance • Service Requests - http://volusia.org/mosquito/

  14. IPM – Source Reduction • Salt marsh management and restoration.

  15. IPM - Source Reduction • Restoration partners.

  16. IPM - Source Reduction • Hand Ditch Maintenance. Routinely & post-storm related.

  17. IPM - Source Reduction • “Tip and/or Toss”. “Flush”

  18. Integrated Pest Management Program • Larval surveillance and larviciding.

  19. Integrated Pest Management Program • Larval surveillance and larviciding Utilizes: Insect Growth Regulators Biorationals & Biologicals

  20. Integrated Pest Management Program • Adult surveillance and ULV adulticiding. ULV = Ultra Low Volume Typically, < 1 oz /AC or “a shot glass over a football field”

  21. Current Events, Issues and Trends • 2012 West Nile situation. • Container mosquito production. • Increased regulation – NPDES Pesticide permit. • Increased use of biorationals. • Increased cost of control formulations. • Digital tools to expanding communication with our residents and enhance efficiency via the web.