A Message from the Director
April 24, 2019
may be seeing what appear to be large dark mosquitoes, sometimes in swarms,
however these are Chironomid Midges. It is a bit early in the year to be seeing
them, but they emerge each year just ahead of the first mosquitoes and do
not bite. Not being a vector of any diseases, we do not treat them, although
the swarms can be a bit unnerving or irritating. They do not last long after
mating and deposit their eggs in large permanent bodies of calm water such as
the Corps ponds and Ecology Park pond.
View the Williston Mosquito Video
Decreasing the presence of vector and nuisance mosquitoes to
prevent vector borne disease transmission and increasing the quality of
life for people in the region.
Vector Control Board
Member||Wayne Anderson, M.D.|