The Team.

Mosquito Hunters. A small team. With a wealth of experience.

Our Team

Experts

In mosquito management

MCS are a company that specialise in providing services relating to mosquitoes and other biting insects. Having operated in Australia and some other parts of the South Pacific since 2000, the New Zealand branch of MCS was formed following the successful bid for the National Saltmarsh Mosquito Surveillance Programme.

 

Many of our staff worked in the southern saltmarsh mosquito eradication programme from 1999-2008. This was a world-first eradication success and enabled team members to perfect methods for "hunting down and wiping out" the last of the Aedes camptorhynchus found in NZ. Following that, many continued on in the national surveillance programme. Staff come from various backgrounds and over the years have combined their expertise to develop and improve methods  for early detection of exotic mosquito species.

 

Personal Locator Beacon Testing
Personal Locator Beacon Testing
Mosquito Surveillance, Noosa 2017
Mosquito Surveillance, Noosa 2017
MCS Team2017
MCS Team2017
Vehicle Ferry, Noosa 2017. Dan Edwards & Bruce Hammond
Vehicle Ferry, Noosa 2017. Dan Edwards & Bruce Hammond
Saltmarsh surveillance, Noosa 2017. Rachel Cane & Mark Disbury
Saltmarsh surveillance, Noosa 2017. Rachel Cane & Mark Disbury
Kapiti Coast. Hope Crarer & Jess Taylor
Kapiti Coast. Hope Crarer & Jess Taylor
Aedes aegypti, Wondai. Reuben Gerbick & Mark Disbury
Aedes aegypti, Wondai. Reuben Gerbick & Mark Disbury

Our team have been quietly working away in the background on mosquito difficulties for years. We hope to minimise risk in Australia, and keep NZ free of mosquito-borne disease.

 

Although our focus is early detection, we are also experienced in ground and aerial treatments. We are ready to carry our necessary treatments with the following certifications: Approved Handler, Growsafe, National Certificate in Agrichemical Application Level 4 Aquatic,  Registered Chemical Applicator

Off Road

Ground Control

Working Together

As much of our work is in difficult terrain, our staff have completed off-road driving, hazard management and first aid training

Our Team are treatment-ready with Growsafe and Approved Handler qualifications. We have considerable experience in both ground and aerial control of mosquitoes

We cover from Cape Reinga to Bluff.  Staff deploy across regions to exchange ideas & get the low-down across other areas of the country

Taxonomy

Innovations

Down Time

We have five entomologists, each with a minimum of 13 years experience specialising in mosquitoes.

We use the latest technology to record our findings. Our team are encouraged to share any ideas for improving field work.

Some of the team enjoy fishing, hunting, home-curing meats, making cheese, vege-gardening or brewing beer and wine.