The Daytime Landing Rate Program supplements the Truck-Trap Program by providing information on the biting activity of adult mosquitoes. This program functions in conjunction with the Citizen Service Request Program since citizen service requests are triggered by mosquito biting activity. The inspector visits the site of the request and determines the level of adult infestation, the species of annoyance mosquitoes and breeding source if possible. The resident is informed, verbally or with a Door Hanger, of measures the individual may be able to take if the mosquito source is from their property. If the inspector determines the infestation is wide spread by taking multiple mosquito landing rates, the inspector makes treatment recommendations to their supervisor. In addition to visiting the areas where citizen service requests occur, the inspector will visit areas found to have high adult mosquito flight activity from truck traps. He or she will determine the level of annoyance by adults and/or the presence and stage of larval mosquitoes.
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