OCMVCD has received notification that the permitting process to enter restricted airspace over Orange County can take up to five business days. If granted, the District would have to reinstate our notification process to all affected communities and municipalities.
In respect to requests by the public to be afforded more time to receive this information and get answers to any concerns or general inquires about the application, the District would have to extend the pre-flight notification period.
This series of events would significantly delay the applications. This delay would diminish the goal of reducing adult mosquito populations during peak West Nile virus transmission period.
In consideration of these factors, aerial applications are no longer planned for the 2015 season.
The District asks that the public remains vigilant with personal protective clothing and mosquito repellents. Inspect your yard for standing water after the recent rainfall where mosquitoes can breed.
Refer to the OCMVCD (www.ocvcd.org) website for more information about West Nile virus and the shared responsibility of vector control.