Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today issued a mosquito-borne illness alert for Volusia County. Human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents will become ill. Additional Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection Confirmed in Volusia County DOH-Volusia continues to advise the public to remain diligent in their personal mosquito protection efforts … Continue reading Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Alert

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Mosquito Repellent Plants that will Thrive in Your Garden

Now that we have completed our pollinator gardens and we’ve amended or rebuilt great soil, we are on our way to controlling some of our outside pesky bugs like the infamous mosquito. Here are five of my favorite mosquito repellent plants that you can plant in your garden.  #5 – CATMINT: Honestly, any type of mint plant is amazing in your quest to eliminate mosquitoes. … Continue reading Mosquito Repellent Plants that will Thrive in Your Garden

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Health Officials Identify Human case of West Nile virus in Volusia County

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County (DOH-Volusia) today advised residents of an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in Volusia County. A human case of West Nile virus has been confirmed and there is a heightened concern additional residents may become ill.  Most people do not develop any symptoms, but one in five people can experience headache, body ache, joint pain, diarrhea or rash. Severe illness … Continue reading Health Officials Identify Human case of West Nile virus in Volusia County

Fight the Bite – Dispose of Tires Right

Volusia County Mosquito Control will hold two tire amnesty events: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Osteen Road and Bridge, 200 State Road 415 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Volusia County Mosquito Control, 801 South St., New Smyrna Beach Only residential tires will be accepted, and there is a limit of 20 tires per person. There is no … Continue reading Fight the Bite – Dispose of Tires Right

More Rain Means More Mosquitoes for Volusia

With rainy season in full swing, additional standing water provides ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Volusia County Mosquito Control is an integrated pest management program that includes an extensive surveillance program. Mosquito populations are tracked by species and location using mosquito traps, while sentinel chickens are used to monitor activity of mosquito transmitted viruses. The data collected is then used to develop a response plan … Continue reading More Rain Means More Mosquitoes for Volusia

Fight the Bite

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 … Continue reading Fight the Bite