Use Mosquito Treatments

The Mosquito Treatments solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you plan adulticide spraying operations, solicit request for spray notifications and exclusions, maintain spray exclusion areas, record larvicide treatments in the field and share spray areas with internal and external stakeholders.

In this topic, you’ll learn how to use the Mosquito Treatments solution by assuming various roles and performing these various workflows.

Locate mosquito spray areas

You will first assume the role of a resident in the community interested in learning about mosquito spraying near your home or business. You will use the Mosquito Spray Areas app to locate recent and planned adulticide spraying areas near your home.

  1. In a browser, go to the Mosquito Spray Areas app.
  2. In the Find Spray Areas pane, under Search for an address or locate on map, type 89 N Loomis St, Naperville, IL into the search text box and press the Enter key. Or by clicking in the map.
  3. In the pane review the Recent Spray Area details. The app will provide details on when the spray occurred or is planned to occur along with the method and any comments from the agency.

Request spray notifications

After reviewing recent and planned adulticide spraying in the community, you have determined you would like to be notified of future sprayings. You will use the Mosquito Spray Notifications app to submit your contact information to the mosquito control agency so you can be notified of future operations.

  1. In a browser, go to the Mosquito Spray Notifications app.
  2. In the Mosquito Spray Notifications form, you will notice the Request Date is auto populated to the current date. Begin by filling out your First Name and Last Name into the appropriate text boxes.
  3. Check the check box next to the preferred method you would like to be contact, under How would you like to be notified question.
  4. In the Property Information section, use the map to locate your property, home or business by using the search bar or clicking the location in the map.
  5. Provide your Street Address, City, State, and Zip Code information into the appropriate text boxes.
  6. Once completed, select Submit.

Request spray exclusion

You will now assume the role of a resident in the community with strong allergies to pesticides. You would like to have your home excluded from adulticide spraying. You will use the Mosquito Spray Exclusion app to submit your exclusions request to the mosquito control agency. The agency will review your request, may follow up for more information, and if approved, will include your exclusion into their adulticide operation planning for future spraying.

  1. In a browser, go to the Mosquito Spray Exclusion app.
  2. In the Application for Pesticide Exclusion form, you will notice the Request Date is auto populated to the current date. Begin by filling out your as First Name, Last Name, Phone text boxes.
  3. Click Yes if you would like to receive notifications by text and No if you would not, under the Send me notifications by text question.
  4. Click Yes if you are the property owner and No if you are not, under the Are you the property owner question.
  5. In the Property Information section, use the map to locate your property, home or business by using the search bar or clicking the location in the map.
  6. Click the Type of Residence drop-down and choose one of the options.
  7. Enter your Street Address, City, State, and Zip Code information in the appropriate text box.
  8. In the Exclusion Request section, indicate if you want exclusions from Adulticide, Larvicide, or both.
  9. Click Yes if your mailing address is different and No if it isn’t, under the Do you have a different mailing address question.
  10. In the Exclusion Request section, click the Reason for Exclusion drop-down and choose an option from the list.
  11. Sign the form and select Submit to complete the exclusion request.

Suppress adult mosquitoes

You will assume roles of a mosquito control agency staff member responsible for planning adulticide operations, managing exclusion requests from the community, and incorporating approved exclusions into your adulticide planning efforts for future spraying.

Plan spray operations

You will use the Mosquito Adulticide Planning app to plan adulticide spray operations, update the status of spray areas to indicate if treatments were completed, and to maintain exclusion areas in the community.

Updates to Adulticide Treatment Areas are immediately available to the public and viewable in the Mosquito Spray Areas app.

  1. In a browser, go to the Mosquito Adulticide Planning app.
  2. The Edit pane enables you to create new and update existing Adulticide Treatment or Treatment Exemption areas. To create a new adulticide treatment area, click the Adulticide Treatment Areas template.
  3. Click on the map to draw the adulticide treatment area and double-click to finish drawing the polygon.
  4. Once the new area is drawn on the map, you will be prompted to fill out the Planned Adulticide Areas form.
  5. Click Save.

    Existing adulticide treatment areas and treatment exemption areas can also be edited and deleted. To do so, select an existing Planned Adulticide Area on the map to access the Planned Adulticide Areas form. This will enable you to edit the areas geometry by checking the Edit Geometry check box and modifying the areas vertices; edit the attributes in the form; or delete the area by clicking the Delete button.

    Due to a recent spray, you will update the date in the Actual Spray Date field.

  6. Select an existing adulticide treatment area.
  7. In the Edit pane, click the Actual Spray Date drop down and choose today’s date.

    Updating planned adulticide area with an actual spray date will change the symbology to show the area as an Actual Adulticide Area.

  8. Click Save.
  9. To view the layer of recently treated areas, click the Layer widget and turn on the Actual Adulticide Area layer in the Layers List.

Manage exclusion requests

As an operations manager, you will use the Mosquito Spray Exclusions Manager to manage adulticide and larvicide exclusion requests from the general public. Approved exclusion requests will be immediately available to biologists and other staff planning adulticide operations.

  1. In a browser, go to the Mosquito Spray Exclusions Manager app.
  2. In the app, click the Status filter > Status is drop-down and choose Submitted.
  3. In the Spray Exclusions table, identify and click the problem you reported in the previous steps.
  4. In the Application Info tab, click Edit > Status drop-down and choose Staff Review.
  5. Click Save.

    Submitted status indicate requests have not yet been reviewed by staff. Once received, staff review requests for completeness of the request, including forms, signatures and justification.

  6. Click Edit > Status drop-down and choose Approved.

    Approving the exclusion request will remove the request from the Mosquito Spray Exclusions Manager app and will promote it to the Mosquito Adulticide Planning app where it can use it to plan mosquito spray areas and known exemption areas.

  7. Click Save.

Control juvenile mosquitoes

As a field biologist for a mosquito control agency, you are responsible for inventorying larvicide sites, recording inspection results at each site, and documenting any larvicides applied. Using the Mosquito Larvicide Reporting map, you will also be able to add new inspection sites as well as update the status of each site.

Complete a site inspection

Once an inspection at each site is complete, a history of larviciding in a community can be reported.

  1. From your mobile device, open the ArcGIS Collector app.
  2. Sign in to ArcGIS Collector using your ArcGIS Online organization credentials.
  3. Tap the Mosquito Larvicide Reporting map to open it.
  4. In the map, select an existing Larvicide site.
  5. Tap Edit.
  6. Under Related, select Larvicide Inspections.
  7. Tap Add to begin documenting your larvicide inspection results.
  8. Fill out the inspection form including Inspection Date, Number of Dips, Larvae Found, and Treatment Used.
  9. Once complete, tap Submit to complete your inspection.

Add new inspection site

On occasion inspection sites will need to be retired and new sites added. You will use the Mosquito Larvicide Reporting map to make these changes.

  1. From your mobile device, open the ArcGIS Collector app.
  2. Sign in to ArcGIS Collector using your ArcGIS Online organization credentials.
  3. Tap the Mosquito Larvicide Reporting map to open it.
  4. Tap Add to add a new inspection site.

    By default, ArcGIS Collector will use your current location. Update the site location by panning and zooming the map to your desired location. Tap Update Point when your sites location on the map is ready.

  5. Complete the inspection site form by naming the site Location and tap the Status drop-down and choose Active.
  6. Tap Submit when you are finished adding your new inspection site.
  7. To retire an inspection site, tap on an existing inspection site in the map.
  8. Tap Edit.
  9. Tap the Status drop-down and choose Retired.
  10. Tap Submit to finish updating the status of the inspection site.
    Note:

    Only active status larvicide inspection sites are visible in the map. The recently retired inspection site will no longer show in the Mosquito Larvicide Reporting map.