TRMVC is currently implementing sUAVs (Drones) into our services provided for our clients.
Staff is licensed IAW FAA Part 107 and uses sUAVs for aerial photography, to locate mosquito sources. We have applied for and received our FAA Part 137, with the intent to utilize drones to larvicide sources currently inaccessible, in order to reduce the need for adulticide fogging. As of July 2018, Three Rivers MVC is the first company in the Pacific Northwest to be authorized by the FAA to conduct mosquito control liquid and granular spraying missions, with a small Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle.
During the summer of 2018, TRMVC staff was licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture to apply pesticides with a smaiil UAV.
As of December 31st, 2018, TRMVC became licensed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, to apply larvicides with a small UAV.
Our second goal was to implement the granular drone. We are currently working to modify the granular drone to meet our higher standards.