Those pesky bugs seem to be everywhere this summer, but where do you see them the most in Portsmouth?
Those pesky mosquitoes seem to be everywhere this summer and even more of a serious threat after the first confirmed EEE case in nearby Massachusetts. We already know there's an increase in mosquitoes in the northern section of town, but where else have you seen these biting bugs? Click on the interactive map above, zoom in and click "add" to record your mosquito sighting in Portsmouth.
The Island Park Playground will be treated with a natural spray Friday morning, weather permitting.
The following is from a town press release. In response to the high number of adult biting mosquitoes as verified by landing counts conducted by the town’s contractor for mosquito control, the Town of Portsmouth is authorized to conduct a test area for treatment with an EPA exempt product: Mosquito Barrier, a natural garlic based product. The town’s contractor, Narragansett Pest Control, will be applying the product at the Island Park Playground by truck mounted and /or ground spraying equipment starting this Friday morning (weather dependent) and continuing for the next two weeks. Residents should experience no disruption in the use of the playground. The product will be applied to brush and tall vegetation in the test area that dries on…