Central Mass Mosquito Control Project
The Ashland Board of Health, in cooperation with the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project, provides mosquito control services to Ashland residents and businesses.
An Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach is used, featuring education, source reduction and larvaciding. Adultaciding using an Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) spray is used as a last resort for biting adult mosquitoes.
Central Mass. Mosquito will be beginning their 2018 larval mosquito control program on or about March 19, 2018 (See their notice HERE).
Additional notices will be issued starting in May before residential fogging applications begin. (See their first notice HERE).
Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. Local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission has been reported in the continental United States. Learn more. Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night.