The torrential rains that doused Volusia County in June helped to green up our lawns and replenish our water supply, but the after-effects are on their way – in swarms.
Heavy Rain, Warm Weather Usher in Mosquitoes
The most affected areas include Oak Hill, Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach.
Volusia County Mosquito Control is responding as quickly as possible by air and ground to resolve the situation. Staff is out in full force treating larval production sites in the marsh by helicopter and boat. Trucks are spraying after sunset to treat adult populations.
Mosquito Control Spray Service in Volusia County
For prompt service, residents may submit requests for service and view scheduled areas for treatment at Volusia.org/Mosquito. Missions are also posted on Twitter; follow @VCNewsInfo.
Residents of incorporated Deltona, DeBary, Orange City, Lake Helen, DeLand and Pierson should call their city to submit a request.
How to Prevent Mosquitos in your Area
The most important thing is to remove standing water from your yard because mosquito larvae can survive in containers as small as a bottle cap. Start by cleaning up your yard and gutters, draining water from containers such as children’s toys and plastic pools, and changing the water in your birdbaths and pet bowls at least once a week. Another key step is to protect yourself and your family by using an EPA approved repellent.
Volusia County Mosquito Control can be reached at (386) 424-2420 or online at Volusia.org/Mosquito