The method of mosquito control most familiar to the public is the truck-mounted units spraying by request during the daytime (misting) or from dusk to dawn as part of nighttime control efforts (fogging). Adulticiding is conducted when environmental conditions are favorable and when mosquitoes are most active. This important part of an Integrated Mosquito Management Program is designed to kill adult mosquitoes in flight at the time of the application, with no residual control. TASD utilizes ultra-low volume (ULV) technology that disperses approximately one tablespoon of public health insecticide per acre in droplets that are approximately 20 microns in size. To further explain, this equates to 1.25 tablespoons of liquid applied to an area approximately the size of a football field in droplets that are small enough to fit 5 or 6 across the width of a human hair.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have asserted in a joint statement regarding mosquito control activities that the use of adult mosquito control products applied using ULV technology do not pose any unreasonable risk to humans or the environment. More information on the effects of mosquito control products on human health, the environment, and non-target animals/insects can be viewed here. Citizens that would like to “opt-out” their property from nighttime fogging treatments can request to do so by contacting TASD via phone during its normal business hours.
Long-Driveway Treatment Program
Beginning in the 2019 mosquito control season, TASD will offer citizens a long-driveway treatment program. This program is designed to increase the coverage area of nighttime mosquito control fogging applications made from public roadways. Citizens can apply for the program online or by calling the TASD office at 419.726.7891. If your driveway meets the criteria, a TASD staff member will contact you to complete the enrollment process. In the meantime, and in the event that your driveway is not eligible for this program, please feel free to request additional nighttime fogging service for your area via phone call or through our website.