Post-Hurricane Mosquito Guidance
Disclaimer – “This is for information purposes only and does not confer an endorsement of any product or company regarding mosquito control.”
These are documents you may find useful as you respond to mosquitoes in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. This material has all been placed on WebEOC and has been available to local EM and preparedness coordinators, but we wanted to make sure that you have this material available.
Inventory of attachments:
Description of DHHS vectorborne disease program – 1 – Vectoborne disease program – Post-Hurricane Role Summary
POC list for known county/local mosquito control programs in NC – 2 – NC Mosquito Program POC list – Florence 9-10-18
Landing rate count instructions – 3 – Hurricane Florence Landing Rate Instructions
How to record landing rate counts – 4 – Hurricane Florence Sample NC Mosquito LRC Form
Mosquito surveillance data elements for Mosquito Net – 5 – MosquitoNET Data Form_v1.7.5 (2)
Mosquito Net user guide (CDC document) – 6 – MosquitoNET User Guide
Aerial pesticide applicators in NC with a NCDA Public Health certification-7 – Aerial Pesticide Applicators holding NC Public Health Certification _NCDA Pesticide Section
Ground pesticide applicators in NC with a NCDA Public Health certification – 8 – Ground Pesticide Applicators holding NC Commercial and Public with Public Health_NCDA Pesticide Section
Mosquito abatement fact sheet (provided by FEMA)-9- NC Mosquito Abatement Fact Sheet – revised 9-13-18
FEMA Public Assistance Policy Guide (provided by FEMA) – 10 – Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide V3.1_Mosquito Abatement
How to make a map for adulticide application-11 – Suggested GIS layers for NC counties – truck or aerial ULV adulticiding
Post Hurricane flow of events to initiate abatement measures-12. Post Hurricane Mosquito Control flow of events v2
Dare county NCDA exemption example letter 1-13. Letter from Edward Mann
Dare county NCDA exemption example letter 2-14. Letter from VDCI
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We want to draw your attention to #12 as a stepwise process to initiate mosquito abatement operations. In particular, if you wish to perform aerial application of adulticide for control of disease vectors or other pests of public health significance, a local health director must request to be exempted from NCDA&CS rules pertaining to agricultural aerial application of insecticide (this is where you include the 6 points of information previously referenced). Examples of letters used by Dare County in 2011 are attached for your reference as numbers 13 and 14.
We are preparing more items for distribution tomorrow including a checklist to assist with contract creation, and shape files that contain base layers of spray zones based on densely populated areas and threatened and endangered species. Each individual shape file will, however, need to be tailored to the unique needs of where you believe spraying will be appropriate. Attachment 11 contains suggested GIS layers for your map. As you plan for control operations please consider coordination with neighboring counties as this may achieve cost reduction.
Through this response we have greatly appreciated your patience as we have attempted to support you. This has been a complex response and will likely continue over the next few weeks. While there has been much focus on aerial application of insecticides, our history with hurricanes indicates that some, but not all, counties will pursue that as a control option. We want to and will provide support regardless of the control options you choose.