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Milford’s mosquito control program kicks off today

Milford’s heath department kicked off its 2022 mosquito control program.
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 8:27 AM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 12:28 PM EDT
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MILFORD, CT (WFSB) - Milford’s heath department kicked off its 2022 mosquito control program.

On Friday, the Milford Health Department spoke about the program and demonstrated how mosquito breeding sites will be treated within its community.

The 10 a.m. news conference happened at the Milford Land Conservation Trust Property.

The department said the mosquito control program primarily focuses on preventive efforts by identifying and treating mosquito breeding sites, as well as providing community education about personal protection and how to minimize mosquitoes around the home.

It said it also works in tandem with the state’s Agricultural Experiment Station.

“Our goal here is, kind of regardless of what’s projected, we want to do what we can proactively and preventatively to reduce that mosquito population,” said Deepa Joseph, director of health, Milford.

Milford recommended draining or dumping standing water, dressing in light-colored clothing, and using EPA-registered insect repellants.