Mosquito & Tick Control

Swamp Inc. will start adult mosquito collections in the month of April. Mosquito populations will be recorded. 

Unless otherwise stated, mosquito testing performed will be separated into two phases for mosquito submissions; phase I (early season) and phase II (mid to end season).

Phase I - July 1 through July 31, 2015 (dates pertain to date of collection):

Cs. morsitans, Cs. melanura, Cx. pipiens, Cx. restuans, Cx. pipiens/restuans, Oc. canadensis and Ae. vexans. Only these species will be tested. Any batch (group of mosquitoes) size may be submitted, but cannot exceed 50 mosquitoes.

Phase II - August 1 or first EEE or WNV detection (whichever comes first) through September 30, 2015:

In addition to the above species, Ae. cinerus, An punctipennis, An walkeri,(The Maine Lab will not be accepting the listed An. species: only NH Lab) , Cq. perturbans, Oc. japonicus, Oc. triseriatus, Ps. ferox, Cx. salinarius, Oc. taeniorhynchus and Oc. sollicitans will be tested if batch size > 10 mosquitoes (but cannot exceed 50 mosquitoes).

October 7, 2014 Update
October 7, 2014
September 26, 2014 Update
September 26, 2014
September 12, 2014 Update
September 12, 2014
August 28, 2014 Update
August 28, 2014
August 12, 2014 Update
August 12, 2014
July 31, 2014 Update
July 31, 2014
Chikungunya Update July 31, 2014
Arboviral Activity July 31, 2014
July 24, 2014 Update
July 24, 2014
July 9, 2014 Update
July 9, 2014

Mosquito Trap Descriptions

The mosquito traps we use are pictured and described below.

BG Sentinel II Trap

Light Trap

BG Sentinel traps lure mosquitoes with a human scent lure and UV light. Mosquitoes are drawn by the scent and light and are pulled into the body by a small battery powered fan. Mosquitoes are then collected in a small net and removed for identification and disease testing. These traps are designed to survey for Ae. Albopictus and Ae. Aegypti (vectors of Zika Virus) but collect other species of concern as well

If you find one in the field-- PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB IT