The week of June 22 – June 28, 2014 has been declared the eighteenth annual “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week” according to an announcement received by Historic City News this weekend from the American Mosquito Control Association.
American Mosquito Control Association is an international organization of nearly 2,000 public health professionals that has been dedicated to preserving the public’s health and well-being through safe, environmentally sound mosquito control programs since 1935.
During “Mosquito Week” the Association’s goal is to educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers throughout the United States and worldwide.
Locally, on Thursday, June 26th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Anastasia Mosquito Control District will have an open house for the public at its headquarters located at 500 Old Beach Road in St Augustine.
There will be a brief presentation and a tour of the District’s facilities, laboratory, and equipment. Information on the mosquito life cycle and tips on how to eliminate mosquito egg-laying sites around homes will help citizens reduce the numbers of mosquitoes in their own neighborhoods.
Displays, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs for children are just a few events which will focus on mosquitoes as disease carriers and pests. Visit Anastasia Mosquito Control District online for more information.