Mosquito Control for a Safe and Quality Environment
AT THIS TIME THERE IS NOTHING THAT SUGGESTS MOSQUITOES ARE INVOLVED IN THE TRANSMISSION OF ANY CORONAVIRUS.
OUR OFFICE IS CURRENTLY OPEN DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS AND OUR OPERATIONS HAVE CONTINUED, UNINTERRUPTED, DURING THIS PANDEMIC.
Integrated Mosquito Management Plan (IMM)
The TASD practices, promotes, and firmly believes in utilizing integrated mosquito management (IMM) techniques for our operations. Utilizing IMM philosophies means that we approach the task of mosquito control from a holistic perspective: seeking to prevent and control mosquito populations at every possible level of their development.
The IMM approach employed by the TASD focuses on surveillance, source reduction, larval mosquito control, adult mosquito control, education, and community outreach. No single phase of the IMM approach is more important than another. Each aspect of this approach is integral to reducing and controlling mosquito populations in the most efficient and environmentally conscious manner possible. IMM uses methods that, when followed correctly, are safe and have been scientifically shown to reduce mosquito populations.
Larval Mosquito Control:
For water that contains mosquito larvae and cannot be drained or dumped, TASD professional can use a variety of techniques and products to reduce mosquitoes before they become biting adults. Learn more about our Larval Mosquito Control Program >>
Water Management & Source Reduction:
Mosquito larvae need water to survive. TASD professionals and homeowners can remove sources of standing water to reduce mosquito larvae before they become flying adult mosquitoes.
Learn more about our Water Management & Source Reduction Program >>
Adult Mosquito Control:
Adult mosquitoes are not only a potential nuisance, but also can carry life threating diseases. When surveillance data dictates TASD will respond to high population levels and elevated diseases risk by utilizing a variety of adult control techniques. Learn more about our Adult Mosquito Control Program >>
Biologists at TASD utilize a variety of surveillance techniques and traps to gain an understanding of mosquito population dynamics, disease risk, and invasive species presence. All the data collected through this program is used to make informed control decisions.
Learn more about our Surveillance Program >>
Part of TASD’s mosquito surveillance is to collect pupae out in the field and rear them in the insectary. This video shows pupae that are about to merge into adults. #toledomosquito #toledoohio #mosquitofacts #mosquito #mosquitoes #pupae #fightthebite #mosquitocontrol
TASD's Biologist and General Manager, Paul Bauman, is featured in this ADAPCO article about our resistance monitoring and management program. You can read more by visiting bit.ly/tasd-adapco.
We are expecting rain today, remember to drain after the rain! Mosquitoes lay eggs in and around standing water. Help Lucas County Fight the Bite by checking for and emptying containers that collect water on your property. #toledomosquito #toledoohio #lucascounty #fightthebite #dumpanddrain #mosquitoes
TASD is hiring for the 2021 season! We are currently seeking part-time nighttime fogging truck applicators. These positions are Monday through Friday, 25 hours per week. Shifts typically run from 9PM to 2AM. Check out this job posting at toledomosquito.org/about/#employment #toledomosquito #toledoohio #lucascounty #youlldobetterintoledo