One of the joys of working at MISC is the close ties we have to our community. Our first priority is the health and safety of our employees, their families, and those with whom we work. We wanted to provide you with an update on our response to COVID-19 and what it means for our work in the short term.
We are following the social distancing guidelines and shelter-in-place measures set forth by Mayor Victorino and Governor Ige. MISC and MoMISC have temporarily closed their baseyards to the public, although some staff may be present to perform maintenance and other work that can be accomplished without public interaction or threat to their well-being. Our field crews are working away from each other during this time and our capacity to respond to reports may be delayed.
If you participate in the coqui community resiliency program, we will provide more specific details on ways to support you in quieting the coqui in your neighborhood.
Consider taking this opportunity to check your yard for invasive pests. If you detect a MISC target species, such as little fire ants, new locations of coqui frogs, ohia trees suspected to have Rapid Ohia Death, or others, send us your report and we will follow up when we can. Send reports through:
- Voicemail: 808-573-6472
- Online: 643PEST.org
- Snakes: call 911
For now, please know how much we value your support and partnership in protecting Maui Nui from harmful invasive species. Mahalo nui and take care of your health and your family.
All the Staff at the
Maui Invasive Species Committee