Volusia County to show off anti-mosquito arsenal

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Volusia County’s Mosquito Control Division will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27 to show off its mosquito-fighting equipment at 801 South St., New Smyrna Beach.

Staff members will offer guided tours and tips on mosquito-proofing your home and protecting your skin.

Participants will get a close-up view of the county’s mosquito-fish hatchery, spray trucks, helicopters, airboats, sentinel chickens and mosquito traps. Hot dogs, popcorn and bottled water will be available.

Environmental health specialists from the Volusia County Health Department will be on hand to share information about mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis.

The open house is being presented in recognition of National Mosquito Awareness Week, which is June 24 to 30.

For more information, call 386-424-2920.

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