Mosquito surveillance is an important part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, geared towards the control of mosquito populations either for disease or nuisance. Mosquito Surveillance is the means by which we gather this information which is then used in determining operational strategies. Adult and larval monitoring ensures chemical and non-chemical control efforts are targeted toward the right species, at the right time.
The Districts mosquito surveillance program forms the basis for mosquito control operations. Surveillance of mosquito populations is based on protocols established by the Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).
Please refer to the 2019 Massachusetts Department of Public Health Arbovirus Surveillance and Response Plan for additional information. This plan can be viewed and downloaded. The purpose of the plan is to provide guidance on operational aspects of surveillance, prevention and response by the State and local communities to control mosquito-borne disease and encourage proactive preparations.