ANASTASIA MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT

 

Zika Virus Resource Information

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For information resources on the Zika Virus
please CLICK HERE

For more information, please visit the CDC Page
and relevant Fact Sheets for travelers (many in Espanol)

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"Blind Mosquito" aka Midge Notice:

Residents, please note that you will be seeing non-biting midges this time of year. Midges behave and look different from mosquitoes. Midges do not bite.

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 Midges will sometimes cover your house or light colored surfaces (especially white). Midges are temporary, and will go away as the season progresses. We are not able to treat for midges using our mosquito control tools; it requires 10x more in order to control a midge. Instead, try turning off your porch lights for over night. Please also make sure your window screens are intact.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

                             "AMCD IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE"

F/T Seasonal (6 months) Inspector/Sprayers

Please Click HERE for information and application

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Don't forget to check our "Year to Date Human Cases" page for current DOH reports on arbovirus.

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Please remember "Drain & Cover"

Drain: containers that hold standing water (bird baths, toys, tires, etc.)

Cover: yourself with repellents like DEET and by wearing long sleeves

 

This motto is intended to remind of tips to reduce your contact with mosquitoes.

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  AMCD, along with Bayer and ADAPCO, want you to know this is why we are here:

 

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Have you heard about Chikungunya?

Chikungunya (pronunciation: \chik-en-gun-ye click to hear pronunciationExternal Web Site Icon) virus is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. The most common symptoms of chikungunya virus infection are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash. Outbreaks have occurred in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In late 2013, chikungunya virus was found for the first time in the Americas on islands in the Caribbean. Chikungunya virus is not currently found in the United States. There is a risk that the virus will be imported to new areas by infected travelers. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat chikungunya virus infection. Travelers can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. When traveling to countries with chikungunya virus, use insect repellent, wear long sleeves and pants, and stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens. 

Important Links: 

CDC

World Health Organization

Florida Department of Health

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FDOH and AMCD URGE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES
TO PREVENT MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS

ST. AUGUSTINE:  The Florida Department of Health in St. Johns County and
the Anastasia Mosquito Control District remind residents and visitors
to take proper precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

DOH, St. Johns and the AMCD encourage everyone to take basic precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites and and the diseases they carry by following the Department of Health's recommendations to
"DRAIN and COVER".

For more information on this release, please click HERE.

 FOR FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

ST. JOHNS COUNTY MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS ADVISORIES

Please visit DOH's Environmental Public Health website for
information on mosquito-borne illness advisories at:

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Environment/medicine/arboviral/index.html
or call the St. Johns County Health Department at 904-825-5055.               ________________________________

Here is a copy of a wonderful news video from over the summer that highlights some of the services that our organization provides. The Inspector Sprayer is Pat Kendrick. 

Click here!_
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AMCD is now on TWITTER!

Follow us to get the latest news and stories about mosquitoes in St. Johns County

https://twitter.com/#!/AnastasiaMCD
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Take time to fill out our survey!

Click Here! 
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AMCD SUMMER Work Schedule

Monday through Friday
Operations: 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Administration: 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
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Please "like" our FACEBOOK page. There is also an APP in the upper right hand corner you can click on which will take you there. ________________________________________________

 

Anastasia Mosquito Control District of St. Johns County
120 EOC Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32092

904-471-3107

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NEXT BOARD MEETING

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Please click the Board Information tab at the right for the Agenda
(Available the Friday prior to the Board meeting).
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PRIMARY CONTACT for Special District Purposes:

Director, Dr. Rui-De Xue, Ph.D.
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Contact the website administrator with any questions or concerns:
Christopher S. Bibbs at cbibbsamcd@bellsouth.net

 

 

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