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Mitigating the Mosquito Problem in Milford

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If you've spent time outdoors recently, you have probably noticed that mosquitos are everywhere. 

State officials said they have seen an increase in the number because of all the wet weather we've had and this poses the risk of diseases, including West Nile Virus.

“If these weather conditions continue, with very high temperatures into the 90s and occasional rain, just to kind of recharge all of these systems, we are going to see a build-up for the virus,” Dr. Theodore Andreadis, of the state Agricultural Experiment Station, said.

In Milford, the health department is making efforts to control the pesky population. 

The Milford Health Department will hold a meeting on Wednesday morning at Edgemont Park to discuss its mosquito control program.

“With spring rains and warmer weather upon us, residents can expect to see more mosquito activity. The mosquito control program utilizes a comprehensive approach to protecting our residents from mosquito-borne diseases and reducing the negative impact of nuisance mosquitoes on outdoor activities,” Benjamin Blake, mayor of Milford, said.

This is a concern everywhere, since mosquitos are found in both urban and suburban areas, so officials across the state are on alert and reminding residents to use bug repellant and clear standing water from their property to reduce the number of breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

“The number of adult mosquitoes is reduced through consistent monitoring and applying treatments of larvicide to key breeding sites,” Dr. Dennis McBride, the director of health in Milford, said in a statement.

 


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