West Nile Virus has been found in Vermont. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the Vermont Department of Health have a program to monitor mosquito borne diseases in Vermont.
What can you do to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus?
- Avoid Bites
- Use Insect Repellant
- Mosquito Proof your Home
What you and your town can do?
- Become a volunteer in your communityLook for mosquito breeding areas
- Help collect mosquitoes to be identified
- Educate others
- Organize into a mosquito district
- Assess needs for mosquito control in your town
What can the Vermont Agency of Agriculture do?
- Work with your organized mosquito district
- Trap adult mosquitoes ands breeding areas in your community
- Identify important pest/vector mosquitoes
- Identify breeding areas of specific mosquito species
- Work with the mosquito district to apply targeted mosquito larvicides
- Provide pesticide training and recommendations for adult mosquito control
If your town is interested in forming a mosquito control district to help control nuisance mosquitoes contact the Vermont Agency of Agriculture's Plant Industry section.