Mission: To proactively use Intregated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to reduce nuisance mosquitoes and risk of mosquito-borne illness in Volusia County. To sustain quality of life, foster stewardship of the environment, provide stellar customer service, and support economic vitality for the community.
A day in the life of Mosquito Control in Volusia County.
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
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.