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THE WAR ON BUGS: How mosquito control keeps Flagler livable

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

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East Flagler Mosquito Control District technician Lou Sabatini points out mosquitoes caught in a mosquito trap's netting. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

East Flagler Mosquito Control District technician Lou Sabatini points out mosquitoes caught in a mosquito trap's netting. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

East Flagler Mosquito Control District Assistant Director Mark Positano shows off a larvicide used to kill mosquitoes before they mature into adults. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

East Flagler Mosquito Control District Assistant Director Mark Positano shows off a larvicide used to kill mosquitoes before they mature into adults. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Kevin Card, the district's chief pilot, prepares to take the helicopter out on an inspection run. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

Kevin Card, the district's chief pilot, prepares to take the helicopter out on an inspection run. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Pilot Kevin Card hovers the helicopter just above the ground with his left hand and checks a rain gauge with his right. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

Pilot Kevin Card hovers the helicopter just above the ground with his left hand and checks a rain gauge with his right. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

From the district's helicopter, Chief Pilot Kevin Card and Aerial Inspector Jacob Smith search for the patches of stagnant water that would make likely mosquito breeding sites. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

From the district's helicopter, Chief Pilot Kevin Card and Aerial Inspector Jacob Smith search for the patches of stagnant water that would make likely mosquito breeding sites. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Aerial Inspector Jacob Smith checks out a jar of water he just dipped from a stagnant hole in the marshes near the Intracoastal. It's filled with mosquito larvae and pupae. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

Aerial Inspector Jacob Smith checks out a jar of water he just dipped from a stagnant hole in the marshes near the Intracoastal. It's filled with mosquito larvae and pupae. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Mosquito Inspector Jay Martin, 25, arranges jars of water sampled from various parts of the district, and containing mosquito eggs, larvae and pupae. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

Mosquito Inspector Jay Martin, 25, arranges jars of water sampled from various parts of the district, and containing mosquito eggs, larvae and pupae. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Mosquito Control District staff inspect mosquitoes caught in the district's traps under a microscope to find out which species they are. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

Mosquito Control District staff inspect mosquitoes caught in the district's traps under a microscope to find out which species they are. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

A male mosquito, like the one here at left, has bushy antennae near its face. A female mosquito, at right, does not. (Public domain photograph by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Caleb Pierce)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

A male mosquito, like the one here at left, has bushy antennae near its face. A female mosquito, at right, does not. (Public domain photograph by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Caleb Pierce)

Three-quarters of an ounce of pesticide — the amount of liquid shown here — treats an acre of land. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

Three-quarters of an ounce of pesticide — the amount of liquid shown here — treats an acre of land. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

An East Flagler Mosquito Control District mosquito trap (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

An East Flagler Mosquito Control District mosquito trap (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

The East Flagler Mosquito Control District plans to move to its new facility near the Flagler County Executive Airport sometime in December. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2016 |

The East Flagler Mosquito Control District plans to move to its new facility near the Flagler County Executive Airport sometime in December. (Photo by Jonathan Simmons)

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