Tips to Avoid Mosquito Bites

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.

Vermont Arbovirus Response Plan

What can you do to reduce the risk of West Nile Virus?

  • Avoid Bites
  • Use Insect Repellant
  • Mosquito Proof your Home

Information about avoiding mosquito bites from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

West Nile Virus Information from the Vermont Department of Health

Information about preventing West Nile virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

Vermont Mosquito Control Poster pdf