Town to Spray for Mosquitos

Mosquito Control in Londonderry, Town or Personal responsibility?           A recent report from the NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has identified a number positive test results for West Nile Virus (WNV) from mosquito pools in Manchester. The risk level for Manchester has been raised to “HIGH”. Londonderry’s risk level is now elevated to “MODERATE”.
Everyone is cautioned to use preventative measures for avoiding mosquito bites by use of protective clothing and insect repellents, and reduce areas of standing water where mosquitoes can breed.

As a precautionary measure the Health Officer is coordinating with our mosquito control contractor in preparation for spraying certain areas of the community. For more information on WNV/EEE, and mosquito bite prevention, please visit the DHHS website at www.dhhs.state.nh.us .
Mosquito Spraying to control adult mosquitoes for Old Home Day will occur on the following dates and locations from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Spraying will take place at the following locations:

  • Monday, August 13, 2012
    Town Common
    Matthew Thornton School
    High School
    Middle School
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2012
    Town Common
    Matthew Thornton School
    High School
    Middle School

The insecticides, Anvil 10+10 (sumithrin), Zenivex E20 (entofenprox), and Permanone 10EC (permethrin) will be used to control adult mosquitoes. No town wide road spraying is scheduled. Dragon Mosquito Control, Inc. of Brentwood will be the applicator. Residents may call Dragon at 734-4144 or the Town Hall at 432-1100 for further information regarding spray dates, times, locations, insecticides, precautions, WNV and other concerns.

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  1. Vote -1 Vote +1Ann C.

    Could the chemicals from the spray that settle to the ground affect pets at all?

    1. Vote -1 Vote +1admin

      Yes you should keep your pets out of the treated areas. As it relates to Old Home Day the answer is also yes. The spraying is planned far enough ahead so that the exotic animals that will be on the common will not be harmed. We all know the tortoise loves to munch on the grass. One year they had to be kept on a tarp.

  2. Vote -1 Vote +1Heather Rojo

    Why didn’t the spraying area include the Historical Society complex? We had people camping out there all weekend, and they could have used a little bit of relief from the bugs.

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