Vector Control for Golf Courses
Rid Your Course of Nuisance and Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes & Ticks
Mosquitoes can create many problems for a Golf Course Superintendent, from nuisance biting of golfers and staff to potentially carrying serious vector-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, and Zika. If mosquito populations get out of control, members may start swatting more than swinging which is enough to force golfers to leave or find a new course entirely.
FIND OUT WHICH MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES ARE MOST PREVELANT IN YOUR AREA
With a promise to improve the quality of human life through the control of mosquitoes and other disease vectors, our treatments are designed with the safety of your golf course members and staff in mind to maximize public well-being while minimizing risk to all life forms except the targeted vectors.
When it comes to mosquito management, VDCI offers so much more than your typical outdoor pest control treatment company. At VDCI, we take a proactive, holistic, and scientific approach to controlling nuisance mosquito populations and help ensure your golf course members are safe from disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Our Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) programs include:
Free Educational One-Sheets
Download our free educational one-sheets to discover the advantages of a science-based mosquito management program, learn how to eliminate mosquito breeding habitat on and around course and educate your players and staff on preventing bites. Email or print and share with your stakeholders.
THE IMM ADVANTAGE FOR GOLF COURSES
CHECKLIST FOR ELIMINATING MOSQUITO BREEDING HABITATS
Public education is key to ensure that staff members reinforce your efforts. Our experts can assist with educational presentations at your organization’s safety meetings so that workers are employing best practices to help limit mosquito breeding habitat around the course and have appropriate personal protection to help prevent bites. Learn more . . .
Surveillance and Disease Testing
By monitoring your local mosquito population, we can determine if there is increased disease activity and the level of risk your workers and clients are facing. This helps experts determine what services need to be applied to your course. Learn more . . .
Data Collection and Reporting
Every activity performed by VDCI is entered into our proprietary database for analysis and reporting. Customers are provided with activity reports on a regular basis, depending on their needs. This can be daily, weekly, monthly, and annually. This data helps us optimize our application programs to ensure we are treating appropriately. Learn more . . .
When mosquito larvae are detected in an area, we use environmentally sound biological products, when possible, to eliminate the problem. And when necessary, non-biological control methods are utilized. Once it has been determined that mosquito populations have reached unacceptable levels or the risk of mosquito-borne illness has become imminent, adulticides are carefully applied in the safest and most environmentally friendly way possible. Our trained applicators use only EPA-approved products and the safest control practices in accordance with national mosquito control standards to control mosquitoes around your course. Our advanced spray technology ensures the proper droplet size and accurate pesticide placement.
VDCI owns our own fleet of larviciding and adulticiding drones. Because we don’t have to rely on third-party subcontractors, rest assured we are there when you need us. Drones facilitate faster, efficient applications across inaccessible areas. Highly targeted applications help prevent unintended product dispersion around your property. Drones are quieter and less obtrusive than ground applications. Learn more . . .
No matter how big or small the issue you’re facing is, we can get mosquito populations under control. Take steps towards ensuring a safe playing area for your members by contacting our mosquito experts. If you are interested in developing a mosquito control program in your community, contact our mosquito experts or call us at 800.413.4445.