Volusia County Council's Deb Denys: Not giving mosquitoes free pass in Oak Hill

Volusia County mosquito spraying of Mosquito Lagoon in Oak Hill, FL / Headline SurferPhotos and graphic or Headline Surfer / Above, nobody likes getting bitten by mosquitoes, especially those who frequent Mosquito Lagoon, one of the most tranquil Florida waterways off the Indian River that opens into the Atlantic Ocean in Oak Hill and a great place to fish as demonstrated by the Reel Time Florida Sportsman video downloaded from YouTube. Thre graphic shown here from Volusia County details areas along the coastline where spraying is done to quell mosquito hot spots.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

OAK HILL, Fla. -- It's called Mosquito Lagoon for a reason.

One of the most scenic waterways in Florida is under attack from mosquitoes. And as such, the mosquitoes are under attack from Volusia County's aerial spray bombardment, assures the Southeast Volusia County Council's elected leader.

"With all the rain and the South, Southwest winds, our salt marshes are a breeding ground for mosquitoes!" Deb Denys said on her Facebook page, adding, " #VolusiaCountyMosquitoControl is aware of the on-going infestation especially in #CityofOakHill & has been actively working in the area for more than a week to diminish the impacts." 

Denys said the problem is mosquito production that's taken place on the salt marsh."Our helicopter has treated acreage in production adjacent to Oak Hill on 3 separate dates, but winds are pushing adult mosquitoes from other salt marsh sites into the area," said Denys, initially elected in 2012, re-elected in 2014 and running for re-election next year, for which she is unoppposed. "Please know we are on it."

District 3 Volusia County Councilwoman Deb Denys, shown here, explains the mosquito situation and what Volusia County Councilwoman Deb Denys / Headline Surferis being done about it.

"With all the rain and the South, Southwest winds, our salt marshes are a breeding ground for mosquitoes!" Deb Denys said on her Facebook page,, adding, "#VolusiaCountyMosquitoControl is aware of the on-going infestation especially in #CityofOakHill & has been actively working in the area for more than a week to diminish the impacts." 

Denys said the problem is mosquito production that's taken place on the salt marsh.

"Our helicopter has treated acreage in production adjacent to Oak Hill on 3 separate dates, but winds are pushing adult mosquitoes from other salt marsh sites into the area," said Denys, initially elected in 2012, re-elected in 2014 and running for re-election next year, for which she is unoppposed. "Please know we are on it!

For more information, please visit: www.volusia.org/services/public-works/mosquito-control/.

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's a third of the way though the Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation will be in March 2018.