Ledge Light Health District will be providing mosquito control services, including on-site consultation and mosquito dunks (larvacide) to residents of New London, Groton, East Lyme, Waterford and Ledyard. This service is provided free of charge.
Mosquito dunks are a larvicide designed to treat mosquito-breeding sites to lessen the potential for the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, including West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Dunks are safe for use around the home because they utilize a naturally occurring biological larvacidal.
Breeding sites include standing water in wetland areas or yard depressions, clogged rain gutters, empty garden containers, bird baths, and used tire piles.
It is important to empty standing water on your property once a week to eliminate potential mosquito breeding. When standing water cannot be removed, using a larvicide will eliminate immature mosquitoes before they can mature into flying adults. Flying adults are much more difficult and costly to eliminate.
For no cost, Ledge Light Health District will provide to residents or homeowners associations:
1. A site visit to assess standing water issues and make recommendations for eliminating
mosquito breeding conditions
2. An initial treatment with mosquito dunks*
If residents are interested in learning more about mosquito dunks or to schedule a site visit, please contact Felix Prokop at 448-4882, ext. 329.
*Please note that the District will only provide larvacide dunks for standing water bodies less than 400 square feet. Supplies are limited and are provided to residents on a first-come, first-serve basis.