Hampton, Va. – Summer is here, which means that mosquito season is in full swing.
Hampton officials are using an ultra-low volume spray to battle certain species, but city officials are asking residents to help in the battle against the small Asian Tiger mosquito.
The city’s Environmental Services Division continues to apply larvicides to areas with still water, such as roadside ditches, woodland pools, and curb drop inlets. The larvicide prevents young mosquitos from reaching adulthood.
Together, the spray and larvicide will help get rid of saltmarsh and woodland mosquitos in the area, said Chris DeHart, entomology team leader for the city. However, the Asian Tiger, which feeds during the day and rests at night, is less susceptible to those daytime efforts.