Connecticut Begins Trapping and Testing Mosquitoes to Manage Population
You wouldn't think it's been warm enough to worry about these nasty buggers, but it sure has been wet enough.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know it's been raining a lot in New England. We've had a very wet and cold Spring so far. If you're like me, you are praying that as soon as possible we'll get days on end of sunshine and hot temps.
The reality of a wet Spring and my desire for a hot Summer is the combo that creates a perfect storm for those nasty mosquitoes and all the potential illnesses they can bring to your door.
According to ctpost.com, Connecticut's mosquito trapping and testing is starting. The annual count and testing begins June 5.
The Connecticut Mosquito Management Program is made up of the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the Department of Public Health, the Department of Agriculture, and the University of Connecticut Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science.
Together, these groups are in charge of monitoring and managing our state's mosquito population levels. To that end, the hope is to reduce the potential public health threat of mosquito-borne diseases.
Look, all I know is that just this past Saturday night, a huge mosquito flew into our truck just as we were getting out and I freaked. I wasn't happy until my husband told me the next day that as soon as he got into the vehicle in the morning, he corralled it and got it out.
I feel the worst is coming, so trapping and testing these suckers make me very happy.