Friday, July 14, 2006

Mosquito Control

I've gotten a lot of questions over the last several days about mosquito control and spraying...

There's also a pretty interesting - and bothersome - post on Toledo Talk about Gallon Nippers - very large blood-sucking creatures (no - not politicians).

So I thought that you may be interested in how mosquito spraying is done and who is responsible.

All the details are available at the website of the Toledo Area Sanitary District. Under state law, the Judges of the Common Pleas Court, following a citizen petition, established the district in 1945. David G. Huey is the current director appointed by the judges. The TASD is responsible for mosquito control throughout the entire county.

The website has information on mosquitos, West Nile Virus, contact information and spray schedules - except that the spray schedules do not appear to be updated with the actual dates. They work west to east and the Point Place area was sprayed within the last couple of weeks, for reference.

If you have questions, you can call them at 419-726-7891.

10 comments:

Do said...

This season's skeeters are horrible!

I haven't seen this type of infestation since I left Florida.

Has anyone checked these critters for pilots licenses. I swear they home in for a landing on me the minute I step outside!

BrianInVero said...

Git yerself one of them there "Redneck Disco Lights" and hang it in the corner of the yard, far enough away from the deck where the pile of dead skeeter carcases won't git on the BBQ.

Make sure you git one of them heavy duty ones. Zap 10 skeeters effectively at a time, and make for some purdy colors in the dark.

Maggie Thurber said...

do - I haven't seen them yet - I think they're scary....

Brian - was thinkin' one of them there lasso ropes would be a good idea....

Kate said...

If you go to http://www.tasd-mosquitos.org/sprayschedule.asp

they don't have any dates at all for the last date sprayed. Byrne/Detroit area has not been sprayed this year at all.

You'd think we would see them at least one, last year they sprayed every six weeks here during the night.

Maggie Thurber said...

Kate - I noted that in my original post, which is why I included the date they sprayed Point Place...thinking that the list was in order - considering they spray west to east.

I know that they did spray in the flooded areas this past week because of the standing water....

BrianInVero said...

Maggie,

I got me one so big, it dims the lights in the neighborhood when ya turn it on.

Ya got to wait a few minutes after turning it on tho, the onslaught of thousands of blood sucking missles can not only sound like a jet plane landing, but it actually blocks the view of those miniscule explosions as each one flies into that mesh.

As far as lassos? Jeffro tried that once before he was flown 3 miles inland and got smashed into the windshield of a JB Hunt truck.

He still has a twitch.

Kate said...

uh brian?

Are you still on the mosquito topic?

""I got me one so big, it dims the lights in the neighborhood when ya turn it on." brianinvero"

heheee

Kate said...

and fyi - that phone number is now busy for the second day. :-(

Lisa Renee said...

We just had the sprayer come by last night. It was pretty late but I was still up so I heard them come down our street so they should be getting you pretty soon Kate. I'm allergic to the little buggers and it has been pretty bad over here. Given how big the area swells up if I'm bitten by one of the little ones I don't even want to think about what it would look like to get bitten by one of the gallon nippers.

:-)

Hooda Thunkit said...

Maggie,
TASD has a pretty nice site.

It’s too bad that TASD can’t find some “net savvy” employee to update the information of interest for them on a daily basis.

Now, THAT would be awesome...

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