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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIX
Chapter 388
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F.S. 388.011
388.011 Definitions.As used in this chapter:
(1) “Arthropod” means those insects of public health or nuisance importance, including all mosquitoes, midges, sand flies, dog flies, yellow flies, and house flies.
(2) “Board of commissioners” means the governing body of any mosquito control district, and may include boards of county commissioners when context so indicates.
(3) “County” means a political subdivision of the state administered by a board of county commissioners.
(4) “Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
(5) “District” means any mosquito control district established in this state by law for the express purpose of controlling arthropods within boundaries of said districts.
(6) “Integrated arthropod control” means the implementation of arthropod control measures, including, but not limited to, the use of pesticides and biological control agents and source reduction, to control arthropods without an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment.
(7) “Land management agency” means the agency charged with managing publicly owned lands.
(8) “Local arthropod control agency” means the county, city, or district charged with arthropod control over publicly owned lands.
(9) “Nuisance” means a condition in which pestiferous arthropods occur in such numbers as to be annoying, obnoxious, or inimical to human comfort.
(10) “Source reduction” means the physical land or water management of arthropod breeding areas to reduce the area’s suitability for arthropod breeding.
(11) “Unreasonable adverse effects on the environment” means any unreasonable risk to humans or the environment, with due consideration of the economic, social, and environmental costs and benefits of the use of any arthropod control measure.
History.s. 2, ch. 59-195; s. 1, ch. 63-236; ss. 19, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 146, ch. 71-377; s. 156, ch. 77-147; s. 2, ch. 86-203; s. 2, ch. 92-203; s. 689, ch. 95-148.