A very unfortunate after-the-storm consequence is an increase in the presence of mosquitoes. More than ever, it is very important to continue precautions against mosquitoes by first protecting yourself with clothing and insect repellent. Then, even with so much debris around, try to eliminate areas mosquitoes can can breed.
Aerial Spray on Wednesday, October 19
The Anastasia Mosquito Control District will conduct an aerial spray throughout St. Johns County to combat the outbreak of mosquitoes due to Hurricane Matthew and local flooding from 8 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19. The spray area will include Flagler Estates, Armstrong, Nocatee, St. Johns, St. Augustine, and West Augustine. Please remain indoors along with all pets during this time. All St. Johns County recreational fields will be closed to the public for use during the aerial spray.
The decision to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitos lies solely with the Anastasia Mosquito Control District, which is an independent special district created by the Florida Legislature and is not under the jurisdiction of the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners. Questions and concerns regarding the aerial spray can be directed to the Anastasia Mosquito Control District at 904.471.3107, or visit their website: http://www.amcdsjc.org/ .
What You Can Do At Home
Don't wait for the ground spraying techinicians and trucks! Submit a service request for your home address online at http://dev.geoworldoutdoors.com/anastasia-uat/index.html or by calling AMCD directly at 904-471-3107. Anastasia Mosquito Control District (AMCD) encourages you to call and request a service visit for your specific area! Spray routes are determined by service requests, so please call now!
Ground crews spraying for mosquitos will continue spraying throughout St. Johns County this week, in all parts of St. Augustine, Vilano Beach, Anastasia Island, West Augustine, etc. as they work through the post storm mosquito outbreak.
The Anastasia Mosquito Control District web site is an info-filled resource on everything mosquito related.