Description of Available Town Services
Larval surveillance: Monitoring and collection of larvae (immature mosquitoes) in mosquito habitats followed by species identification of larval samples. No disease testing occurs at this stage.
Larval mosquito control (larviciding): Control of larvae in mosquito habitats through the application of larvicides.
Catch basin larval control: Control of larvae in catch basins (storm drains) through the application of larvicides.
Emergency or special event spraying: Control of adult mosquitoes at parks, schools, or recreation fields through the application of adulticides during a public health threat or for special events at the request of town officials.
Road spraying: Adulticides are dispersed from a truck-mounted sprayer, along town road ways at dusk to control adult mosquitoes. Spraying is dependent upon weather, mosquito population, and disease test results.
Adult mosquito surveillance: Collection, identification, and monitoring of adult mosquitoes. Disease testing is conducted by the State of NH on those mosquitoes that meet submission requirements.
Greenhead fly trap program: Placement of traps on salt marshes to control greenhead flies.