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Volusia County confirms new Mosquito Control Director.

Wed, Dec 15, 2021 at 12:35PM

Written by Anthony Bicy

Belden Communications News



On Tuesday, the county council approved U.S. Navy veteran and entomologist Marcus McDonough as the county’s new Mosquito Control Director.

McDonough replaces former mosquito control director Suzanne Bartlett, who retired in October, after serving Volusia County since 2014 and another twenty-eight years before that with Pinellas County.

“We’re glad to have you,” said Councilwoman Heather Post. “I’m excited to see where you take it.”

According to a release, McDonough brings 15 years of experience as an entomologist working to control ornamental, urban and vector pests. He has worked as a nursery inspector, compliance officer, and U.S. Navy entomologist, and in his years of training, he developed innovative pest surveillance and management strategies.

McDonough will start work next year with his certified Department of Defense pest management training.

“I’m very excited,” McDonough told council members. “I met with several of the staff yesterday, and they seemed wonderful. I’m ready to get started and work with that great staff to continue the great work that they do for this county.”

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