• Notice of Rescheduled Hearing, now Sept. 22

    The tentative hearing adopting a millage rate and budget on September 14, 2017, for the Collier Mosquito Control District has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. The new date is September 22, 2017 at 5:01 p.m. at the CMCD headquarters.

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  • District fact sheet

    District Boundaries
    The District was founded in 1950 with 6 square miles, but currently provides service to 401 square miles of Collier County.
    • Naples/Golden Gate/Estates/ Marco – From the Lee County line south to Marco Island, including Goodland; and from the Gulf of Mexico to 11 miles east of Collier Blvd (CR 951).
    • Immokalee area – From 2½ miles north of Main Street to 2½ miles south of Main Street; and 1 mile east of the Immokalee airport going west to Lake Trafford.
    • Ave Maria under contract

    Rules and Regulations
    • Operate under Chapter 388, Florida Statutes
    • Regulated by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS)
    • Also comply with regulations established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

    Click here to see a map of our boundaries. 

    Funding 2016 – 2017
    $  6,462,732 – Local taxes (millage rate – 0.0878)
    $  4,616,896 – Other (Interest, Cash Carry-Over, Insurance Reimbursement, Misc.)

    $ 11,079,628 – Total

    All of our financial statements are public record and are available by clicking here. 

    Why does CMCD monitor and treat for mosquitoes?
    • Nuisance biting adult mosquitoes – Major nuisance in SW Florida
    • Disease transmission – Zika Virus, Chikungunya Virus, Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, Malaria and Dog Heartworm.

    Mosquito Biology
    • Life cycle:  Egg, Larva (four growth stages), Pupa and Adult
    • Two water type habitats – Fresh water and Salt water (tidal)
    • 42 species of mosquitoes in SW Florida

    Surveillance
    • CMCD monitors mosquitoes for population density and species identification
    • Surveillance is the cornerstone of Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM)
    • Six full-time inspectors
    • BG traps, target Aedes aegypti (can transmit Zika virus, Chikungunya virus and Dengue fever
    • CDC traps
    • Land rate count stations

    How does CMCD control mosquitoes?
    Larviciding
    • Mosquito larvae are controlled by applying larvicide by truck or helicopter.
    • Larvicide – Bti liquid 16 oz./acre, Bti granular 4-7 lbs./acre

    Adulticide
    • Adult mosquitoes are controlled by applying adulticide by truck, helicopter or airplane Ultra Low Volume (ULV) technology.
    • Adulticide – ULV chemical, Dibrom (0.5 oz./acre) and Zenivex (0.64 oz./acre)

    The decision to treat for mosquitoes is based upon:
    • Compliance with material labels, rules and regulations
    • Mosquito population density (larva and adult)
    • Mosquito species identification (larva and adult)
    • Weather conditions
    • Health alerts, local, State and Federal
    • Citizen complaint by website, mobile application, and phone

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