Mosquito Education & Yard Consultant


(27.955095,-81.772064)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Polk County Mosquito Control4177 Durrance RoadBartow, FL 33830

About

Helping to ensure a safe and healthy environment for continued summer fun, Polk County Mosquito Control and Volunteer Polk will be offering FREE Mosquito Education & Yard consults. Mosquito Education & Yard Consultants will:

  • Receive 2-hour Consultant training course and a certificate upon completion, an official photo ID badge, T-Shirt and educational materials to share with homeowners / occupants.
  • Travel with a Mosquito Control Technician by County vehicle in groups of 4 people into neighborhoods, with teams of two consultants approaching each home.
  • Upon arrival at homes, consultants inquire if they can provide the homeowner with free training on how to reduce mosquitos in their backyards.
  • Part of the education will include a walking tour with the homeowner through his/her yard and identifying containers (flower pots, cups) and plants that should be drained and sprinkle larvacite granual packetsand pausing to allow the homeowner to drain & cover containers at that moment.
  • Complete a brief form for tracking information such as: # homes Visited, # Home Owners Educated, Service Requests for spraying; that will be shared with Mosquito Control.
  • While NOT a requirement for participation, if you are bilingual in English and Spanish, please let us know, as it could be helpful.

REQUIREMENTS:

Must be age 45 or older (no longer in child-bearing years) and NOT pregnant.

Must NOT be the spouse/partner of a pregnant individual.

Assignment requires the ability to walk door-to-door to several homes at a time.

Possess people skills and customer service abilities for talking with others.

Pass a background screen.

AVAILABILITY:

Your choice of day(s): Mon. - Thursday

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

TRAINING: Is held at Polk County Parks & Natural Resources/Mosquito Control offices. Participants will be polled to identify a training date where the most people are available to attend.

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on a designated week day. Day/Date announced for each small grouping of volunteers that are available for training.

MEET-UP LOCATION:

Polk County Parks & Natural Resources /Mosquito Control Offices

4177 Durrance Road; Bartow, FL 33831 (Near Bartow Municipal Airport)

  • Consultants may either board vehicle from Mosquito Control office site; or for those who live closer to the neighborhood to cover that day - a closer meeting point may possibly be arranged in advance.
  • Neighborhoods visited could be in any region of Polk County and are designated by the Mosquito Control Manager.

EDUCATION: HS Diploma/GED or higher

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 45
  • Orientation or Training
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