What is the spray truck schedule?
Mosquito activity is monitored year-round in the District. When sufficient adult mosquitoes are present, a control mission is planned. Spraying may be conducted any day of the week and is typically done after sunset for several hours, see the link here for currently planned operations updated daily by noon.
Does weather affect spraying?
Yes, weather affects spraying. Whether it be aerial or ground applications, spraying may be postponed because of relatively high winds or precipitation. Some wind is preferable because it aids in distributing the microscopic particles put out by the Ultra-low volume equipment specific to mosquito control.
Is there a no-spray list?
Yes, we do maintain a no-spray list as a courtesy. If you need to be notified when we will be spraying around your area and/or do not want your residence or property to be included, you may let us know by joining our list. Please fill out our form to join the list. We do not share your information with anyone but it is available by law as part of a public records request.
What is the life cycle of a mosquito?
Below is the life cycle of the mosquito with different control measures for each stage.
What can I do to help control the mosquito population?
The East Flagler Mosquito Control District is tasked with controlling mosquitoes on a large scale. But if you have containers breeding mosquitoes in your yard, that is a problem only you can solve. These mosquitoes are active primarily during the day and will be less affected by the spraying that is done at night to control the many different mosquito species that breed in the saltmarsh, freshwater swamps, low areas and temporary flooded areas when many species are active.
What is arbovirus?
Arbovirus is a term used to refer to a group of viruses that are transmitted by arthropod vectors (such as mosquitoes). The word arbovirus is an acronym (ARthropod-BOrne virus). Now a days we hear mostly about West Nile virus and more recently Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika but in the past Malaria, Yellow Fever and Dengue (again) made Florida inhospitable to settlers. The mosquitoes are still here that transmit the diseases but they remain in check where mosquito control programs exist in the State.