Stunning statement that Lee County is still using mosquito control employees for "landing counts." This article states, "Workers sometimes even track "landing rates" by counting how many mosquitoes alight on them — and sometimes bite — in one minute’s time."
Our Anastasia Mosquito Control District of St. Johns County has informed me that it ceased that practice after Zika emerged, circa 2014.
Mosquito control employee health must be protected and not neglected.
Our mosquito control district is an independent special district, not beholden to the Board of County Commissioners. Our AMCD sets its own policies, based on good science and good law.
Tracking landing rates by counting the number of employees who land or bite employees?
Barbaric. Lee County -- what are your leaders thinking? And why did Floridan legislators abolish Florida OSHA in 2000, leaving federal OSHA to take the place of 175 state employees in seventeen offices, and leaving no protection at all for state, county, city and special tax district employees.
Worker safety is up to us.
I would be honored to the your support for Anastasia Mosquito Control District of St. Johns County, seat 2.
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