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 covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.