Brevard County Mosquito Control
Brevard County was the first operator to use the H125 in the fight against a rampant mosquito population. The county operates two H125 helicopters. Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Brevard County is home to a large number of salt marshes. One-square inch of salt marsh soil can hold more than 20,000 mosquito eggs, making aerial spraying critical. The county’s mosquito control district also uses the H125s to support fire rescue during wildfires.
Lee County Mosquito Control
In Lee County, which is on the Gulf Coast, the H125’s improved fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance needs allowed the mosquito control district to cut the number of helicopters it operated from thirteen to six as they replaced their fleet of older aircraft.
Isolair’s improved systems have allowed the H125 to carry more chemical product than any other helicopter in its class.
Florida Keys Mosquito Control
Florida Keys Mosquito Control began operating two H125s in 2020 as part of a fleet upgrade plan. The district uses aerial spraying and broadcasting to control mosquito populations, particularly after heavy rains. Aerial techniques are particularly effective across expansive areas.
Pasco County Mosquito Control
Pasco County on Florida’s western coast entrusted Airbus with a full nose-to-tail HCare support contract for its H125 fleet. The five-year agreement covers both H125 helicopters for unscheduled parts removals.
“We are always looking for the best, most efficient and most cost effective ways to fight mosquitoes, and the H125 is the solution,” said Adriane Rogers, director of Pasco County Mosquito Control.
Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Mosquito Control
Located off Florida’s Gulf coast, Charlotte County operates one H125, which also serves the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. The helicopter is used not only to manage mosquito populations, but also for firefighting, law enforcement and overwater rescue missions.