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1 VOLUSIA COUNTY Public Works Department Mosquito 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 26 full time personnel Special Workers – two to four, Intern Program - three

4 Five (5) Interns and Three (3) Special Workers

5  The East Volusia Anti-Mosquito District formed in a local “Lions” club and passed by the State Legislature on June 11,  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.

6 10,000 AC 9,200 AC 35,500 AC

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

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

9  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.

10 Sentinel Chickens

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12 IPM – Nuisance Surveillance Light Traps

13 IPM – Nuisance Surveillance Service Requests -

14 IPM – Nuisance Surveillance Service Requests -

15  Salt marsh management and restoration.

16  Restoration partners.

17 Hand Ditch Maintenance. Routinely & post-storm related.

18  “Tip and/or Toss”.  “Flush”

19  Larval surveillance and larviciding.

20  Larval surveillance and larviciding Utilizes: Insect Growth Regulators Biorationals & Biologicals

21  Adult surveillance and ULV adulticiding. ULV = Ultra Low Volume Typically, < 1 oz /AC or “a shot glass over a football field”

22 2013 dengue 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.


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