WATCH: Brevard County Invests in Drones to Combat Mosquitos This Summer
By Fox 35 // June 29, 2023
"Mosquitos are a big nuisance"
ABOVE VIDEO: Central Florida counties are investing in new technology to stop the spread of deadly diseases. It comes as one such disease, Malaria, has been found in the state for the first time in 20 years, raising alarms for health officials and mosquito control districts. Brevard County’s betting on drones to stop the spread of disease this summer.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – Local counties are investing in new technology to stop the spread of deadly diseases as Malaria makes a comeback in Florida.
Malaria’s been found for the first time in 20 years raising alarm for health officials and mosquito control districts across the state.
Brevard County’s betting on drones to stop the spread of disease this summer. The cutting-edge drone technology goes up high in the sky, on the hunt for the disease-carrying pest.
“Mosquitos are a big nuisance. They’re also a threat to health,” said Jonathan Koagel, who’s a certified drone pilot with Brevard County Mosquito Control. “They are a vector for many diseases, so it’s important to control them.”
On top of planes, helicopters, and trucks, the county is training its team to operate drones to control the bug.
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