The majority of spraying operations are conducted between 10 PM and 6 AM, typically after midnight. Spray missions are timed after sunset and before sunrise to minimize any harm to pollinators and other beneficial insects.
Mosquito traps are monitored around the district on a daily basis to assess the population abundance of each of the 48 species of mosquito found in Flagler County. Trapping allows mosquito activity to be documented so that the district can legally apply pesticides to suppress the mosquito population. There is no set spray schedule -all applications of pesticides require justification based on the presence of mosquitoes.
The map below is updated by noon each day based on daily surveillance trap data. Areas to be treated that evening are highlighted in yellow. If no zones are highlighted there are no spray missions to be conducted. The green area on the map is undeveloped with heavy vegetation, these areas are not accessible by truck.
*Aerial adulticiding to be conducted 12/1/2022 after 5:30 PM to include Matanzas Woods, Indian Trails, Pine Lakes, The Conservatory, Woodlands, Portions of Palm Harbor, and Daytona Beach College.
*Aerial adulticiding to be conducted 11/30/2022 after 5:30 PM to include Quail Hollow, Seminole Woods, City of Bunnell, Lehigh Woods, Cypress Knoll, Grand Reserve, and Town Center. ***Completed
All missions are subject to change due to weather.