Amelia Island Mosquito Control District is responsible for controlling and abatement of mosquitoes within the boundaries of the District. The District includes Amelia Island, Marsh Lakes and Piney Island. Our organization was founded December, 1950, by a freeholders election sponsored by the Women's Club of Fernandina Beach, Florida.The District uses an integrated approach to mosquito control. This integrated approach involves four strategies ; water management ( ditching, diking, elimination of standing water ), larvaciding ( targeting the mosquito larva ), adulticiding ( targeting the adult mosquito ) and public education / relations. IPM, ( integrated pest management ) is the harmonious blend of the before-mentioned strategies.In the early days, the District provided mosquito control in the form of opening up old ditches and creating new ones where appropriate. This would allow mosquito fish ( gambusia affinis ) to prey on mosquito larva as well as allowing District personnel access to these areas. Adulticiding ( spraying for adult mosquitoes ) was and still is conducted with truck mounted sprayers. In the 1950's, 60's and 70's, thermal foggers were used. With new advances and technologies and new types of sprayers called ULV ( ultra low volume ), a precise, very small amount of pesticide is effectively sprayed to control adult mosquitoes. Environmental and safety concerns are strictly adhered to when conducting any of our operations.