ANASTASIA MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT

                    www.amcdsjc.org
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Hurricane Irma Update:

Hurricane Irma might be gone, but we can still see her effects. The flooding left behind by Irma means there is potential for mosquito numbers to rise. The mosquito life cycle takes about 10 days to go from egg to adult. We urge everyone to take personal protection measures to prevent mosquito bites. While outside we recommend the use of an approved repellant. We also recommend people wear loose fitting light colored clothing to keep mosquitos from biting as easily. Our technicians are out treating for larvae and adults as need. We are increasing surveillance around the county to monitor the mosquito population. An aerial treatment may be necessary to control the population. To help keep the container breeding mosquito population from growing we ask that everyone check around their homes and neighborhoods for objects holding water, including boat, buckets, bowls, toys, tarps and even trash like cups, bottles, and chip bags. Please dump or drain the water from these objects and store items in a manner which prevents water collection. It only takes a bottle cap worth of water for mosquitoes to breed.

For more information please see our FAQ page.

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Mosquito numbers are still up. We have updated our treatment map to show the treatments scheduled for tonight. Our technicians will be out fogging with their truck tonight. Treatment begin after dusk and end before dawn. We are doing our best to protect all the residents of St. Johns County from mosquitoes. We appreciate your continued patience as we work to control the mosquito population post Irma. Please be sure to protect yourself when spending time outdoors. We recommend everyone wear repellent and loose fitting light colored clothing (long sleeved shirt and long pants are best).

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Aerial Treatment Rescheduled-SEPTEMBER 22nd

AerialAdulticide9.22Aerial treatment for September 21st has been rescheduled for Friday, September 22nd.
Aerial treatment will be conducted after dusk until treatment has been completed, weather permitting. All treatments are conducted in accordance with EPA regulations. For information please see the EPA's fact sheet about naled for mosquitoe control.

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/documents/naled_web_page_edits-final_for_pdf.pdf 

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LEGAL NOTICES:

SEALED BID AUCTION:  Please click here for information and contact.

REQUEST for PROPOSAL (RFP): "Engaging the Service of a Real Estate Sales Organization" Please click here for information and contact.

 

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                  AMCA and CDC CONTRACT
                to TRAIN for CERTIFICATES
                          for Trainers for
                   AMCA's Best Practice for 
          Integrated Mosquito Management

AMCD is hosting the AMCA and CDC Contract to train for Certificates, for trainers for AMCA's Best Practice for Integrated Mosquito Management at:
AMCD (an AMCA Training Hub Host) at 120 EOC Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092.
REGISTRATION is FREE.

The next class is October 25th and October 26th, 2017
from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. both days.
The class will hold 35 students and after the 2 days of training, each student
will receive an AMCA Certificate for Trainers.

Training Manuals and Lunches provided.

PLEASE CONTACT:  Molly Clark, Education Specialist at
mclarkamcd@gmail.com or call 904-471-3107, ext. 332 to register.

 

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Zika Virus Resource Information

BITACORA-ZIKA-2

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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SAVE THE DATE!

15th Annual Arbovirus and Mosquito Control Workshop

March 20 - 22, 2018
Being held at AMCD, 120 EOC Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32092

MORE INFORMATION TO COME

for past Workshops, please CLICK HERE.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

                             "AMCD IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE"

 

Please Click HERE for information and application

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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 wonderful news video highlighting some of the services our organization provides. Pat Kendrick is the Inspector Sprayer featured in this video. He currently serves part of northwestern St. Johns County. 

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 SEASONAL Work Schedule
(April 3, 2017 through October 27, 2017)

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

Final Public Hearing - Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30 P.M.

Regular Board Meeting - Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.

Please click the Board Information tab at the right for the Agenda
(Available one week 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:
mclarkamcd@gmail.com 904-471-3107

 

 

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