The sole purpose of our organization is to control the mosquito populations within District #1. We strive to do that by using a variety of mosquito control methods that are effective for vector (disease carrying organisms) control yet provide minimal risk to residents and to the environment. Consequently, our primary focus is to identify and treat the areas where mosquito larvae thrive.
Perhaps the most important reason for effective mosquito control in our area is to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne pathogens, including West Nile virus, Western Equine Encephalitis virus and dog heartworm. Because all mosquitoes require water in their first stages of development, the reduction or elimination of mosquito breeding sites is the most effective way to reduce mosquito populations because it permanently reduces or removes the source of mosquito production.
Mosquitoes are among the most common insect pests of people and livestock. The presence of large numbers will influence the physical and mental well-being of people, and can reduce recreational activities that may result in a loss of tourist income. Large mosquito populations in rural areas affect the health of livestock, often resulting in severe economic impact.
Our organization has a five-member governing Board, a mosquito control manager, and seven full-time workers during the spring and summer months.
The Board meets on the second Monday of each month, and holds special meetings when necessary. Meetings are held at the Mosquito District Building located at 1558 H50 Road in Delta. The meetings start at 7 p.m.
Terry Stalcup, District Manager