Mosquito Surveillance Program

Health officials say the best way to prevent infection is to wear clothing that covers arms, legs, and feet, apply insect repellent while outdoors, reschedule activities from dusk or dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
 
Residents are also encouraged to practice source reduction of standing water pools where mosquitoes might breed:
 
  • Drain buckets, barrels, tarps, and wheel barrows to avoid water accumulation
  • Change the water twice each week in birdbaths and outdoor pet water dishes
  • Keep rain gutters clean of debris
  • Check children's outdoor toys for water accumulation
For more information please visit the Department of Public Health.
 
Martina Thornton
Dukes County Manager