Crews prepare for mosquito season at Eisenhower Park in Milford

<p>Mosquito spraying is underway in towns and cities across western Connecticut.</p>

News 12 Staff

Apr 18, 2017, 10:36 PM

Updated 2,587 days ago

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Crews prepare for mosquito season at Eisenhower Park in Milford
Mosquito spraying is underway in towns and cities across western Connecticut.
Crews were out at Eisenhower Park in Milford Tuesday to get ahead of the mosquitoes before they become a problem. They are placing pellets of organic larvicide into ponds and areas of standing water, using a machine that looks like a leaf blower.
Officials say the pellets are safe for humans and animals, but they kill mosquitoes before they hatch.
The crews will be active about twice a month until June, when they can begin cutting back.
Experts say residents should take precautions as well. Mosquitoes can lay eggs in as little a space as a bottle cap of water.


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