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Posted on: June 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] For The Record: What is Hampton doing now that mosquitoes are back in force?

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June 4, 2018 - Defending against mosquitoes takes a concerted effort by the city’s seven-member mosquito control team ­– and each city resident.  

For the record, Hampton focuses on the use of bio-larvicides, which are made of naturally occurring bacteria that keep juvenile mosquitoes from developing. Ultra-low-volume, truck-mounted sprayers are also used, when necessary, in areas where adult mosquitoes are a problem.

However, even the milder form of pesticides – like organic pyrethrins and synthetic pyrethroids –will affect other beneficial insects and the environment. That’s why the city’s mosquito control staff notifies beekeepers and residents who have sensitivities before spraying, and focuses on spraying areas where mosquitoes carrying disease might be found. Learn more online.

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