Mosquito Management celebrates 75 years of service with open house
SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County Mosquito Management Services is celebrating 75 years of service by hosting a community open house on Saturday, Nov. 7.
This free event offers the community a chance to meet staff, enjoy interactive exhibits, and learn about all the eco-friendly tools utilized my mosquito management to control the mosquito population throughout Sarasota County.
The mosquito fish and sentinel chicken programs will also be highlighted during the open house, along with a new tool that uses sound waves to keep the public safe from mosquito-borne diseases.
“Mosquito control methods has evolved greatly over the last 75 years,” said Mosquito Management Community Outreach Specialist Laurie Tarleton. “This is a great opportunity for everyone to see how we operate, how we serve as environmental stewards while protecting the community, and how much mosquito management techniques have changed over the last three-quarters of a century.”
The open house will include celebratory cake and prizes, and mosquito fish will be available for free to anyone who needs them.
The event runs 10 a.m.to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7. Sarasota County Mosquito Management Services is located at 5531 Pinkney Ave., Sarasota, 34233.
For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit www.scgov.net.