East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

2017 Year End Review

During 2017 Mosquito Control responded to 4,336 customer service requests

The average for the 3 years prior was 1,650

We participated in 23 public education events and reached approximately 6,048 citizens of Richmond County.

 

Pool Program

During the course of our pool program since its inception in 2009 we have inspected 501 pools and have corrected 454 pools either having them operating properly or by having the owners fill them in. This has reduced the number of mosquito breeding sites in the county.

In the case of abandon homes, we are introducing mosquito fish into the neglected pools and are using them to help control the mosquito population.  This saves us time, chemicals and manpower that can be used for other purposes.

 

Larvicide Program

We have already started treating the 20,000 storm drains in the county in anticipation of the spring rains to help curb the mosquito population. This will occur 3 or 4 times a year depending on weather conditions.

Mosquitoes and mosquito larvae will make their home in the storm drains during the winter season. They will then be ready to start hatching and feeding as soon as the temperature goes above 62 degrees for several days.

Mosquito Service Requests

Complaints about abandon or neglected swimming pools, collections of tires and mosquito problems can be called into “311” or 706-821-2300 where the operators are ready to take your calls.

We will respond to each call or message and do whatever we can to help.
Upon each visit to your property, we will review with you an inspection conducted by our Mosquito Technicians, so someone must be at the property when the inspection is performed.

Mosquito Technicians

Our Mosquito Technicians will answer your calls for service and help.
Annually these Technicians receive EPA mandated classroom and field training to keep abreast of any new developments and any new treatment techniques developed over the winter. They are well equipped to complete the Mosquito Surveillance Inspection and handle any mosquito situations they come across.

Detention/Retention Pond Inspections

Mosquito Control is now conducting physical and outfall inspections of all private detention/retentions ponds in the county under the authority of Augusta Richmond Engineering Department.There are approximately 600 of these ponds in the county and they will be inspected annually to check for compliance with county codes.

 

 

Fred Koehle                                              Allen Hillman
Program Manager                                    Operations Coordinator