Mission: To provide an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for mosquitoes and other arthropods of public health importance based upon a surveillance system targeting both nuisance and disease-important mosquito species. We will strive to meet the expectations of our constituents and ensure that the IPM program engenders a rigorous safety program that takes into account the needs of our personnel, our constituents and our environment. At all times, our IPM program will follow state law, regulations and standards.
A day in the life of Mosquito Control in Volusia County.
Requesting Mosquito Service
To request mosquito service, residents of Deltona, DeBary, Orange City, Lake Helen, DeLand, Pierson, Eagle Rock Ranch HOA and Plantation Bay HOA should contact their representative. All other county residents can request service online or by calling 386-424-2920 in New Smyrna Beach or 386-239-6516 in Daytona Beach.
View Spray Operations/Submit Service Request
This link will provide a map showing both scheduled and recently completed spray operations. Scheduled operations will typically be updated by 3 p.m. each day. Service requests can be submitted by clicking the service request icon in the top left corner of the web page.
Submit Service Request (small screen devices)
This link opens the service request form directly without viewing the map.
|DeBary||-||Alan Williamson, Safety Coordinator|
|386-668-2040 x323 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|DeLand||-||Kim Grebosz, Public Works Administration|
|386-626-7190 or greboszk@Deland.org|
|Deltona||-||Buffy Osborne, Public Works/ Utilities|
|386-878-8982 or email@example.com|
|Lake Helen||-||Becky Witte, City Clerk|
|386-228-2358 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Orange City||-||Cathy Hurd, Public Works Department|
|Pierson||-||Carmen Spleorzi, Town Clerk|
386-749-2661 or email@example.com
How do we limit mosquito populations?
Modern mosquito control, as it is performed by Volusia County’s Mosquito Control Division, utilizes Integrated Pest Management (IPM) concepts and methodology. IPM is based on ecological, economic and social criteria and integrates multidisciplinary methodologies into effective management strategies to protect public health and the environment and improve quality of life. IPM strategies include the use of insecticides labeled for mosquito control.
Other vital strategies include source reduction, or water management, which incorporates physical control methodologies such as digging or clearing ditches to keep water sources flowing. Biological control methodologies also are utilized and include the placement of mosquito fish (Gambusia) in water bodies to eat mosquito larvae. Volusia County Mosquito Control has a rearing facility to facilitate this strategy.
Insecticides may be applied to control mosquito larvae (larvicides) and adults (adulticides). Applications of larvicides and adulticides are made only after the presence of a specific mosquito threshold has been determined through surveillance. Many of the applications performed by Volusia County Mosquito Control personnel employ biorational materials and methodologies such as the use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bti), Bacillus sphaericus (Bs) and spinosad. Spinosad, a mosquito larvicide, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award and can be applied in areas where organic production takes place.