Lemon Fair Insect Control District
Who We Are:
The Lemon Fair Insect Control District is a municipal district comprised of the communities of Bridport and Cornwall that was established in 2006 for the purpose of mosquito abatement. The district maintains a mosquito control program in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.
What we do:
The goal of the LFICD is to improve the quality of life in our towns and to lower public health risks from mosquito-borne illnesses by controlling mosquito populations. Mosquito control is accomplished primarily by the use of aerial application of environmentally safe mosquito larvicides, Bti or Bs, dropped only after it has been determined that mosquito larval counts warrant larvicide application. The district owns and maintains its own fixed winged aircraft for larvicide application.
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How We Are Funded:
The efforts of the LFICD are supported by a grant from the State of Vermont, contributions from the towns of Bridport, Cornwall and Weybridge, as well as aerial larvicide application services to the Brandon, Leichester, Salisbury, Goshen (BLSG) mosquito district.
Board of Supervisors:
The LFICD is managed by a volunteer board of six supervisors consisting of three members from Bridport (currently: Chuck Burkins, Dinah Bain and Rusty Sherman) and three members from Cornwall (currently: Lew Castle, Christine Chapline and David Dodge, chair).
The LFICD currently employs a field coordinator (Craig Zondag) and a field technician (Judd Markowski). The LFICD also relies on a group of dedicated volunteers in the field. Our pilot is Dave Whitcomb.
For more information on our activities or to volunteer, please call David Dodge at 462-3898.
For mosquito related observations or complaints please call the LFICD field coordinator at (802) 340-0375.
The LFICD encourages citizens to educate themselves on mosquito-borne illnesses and mosquito control on their own properties. Removing or treating sources of standing water on private property is an effective way to reduce the mosquito population!
- VT Dept of Health: Mosquitoes: More Than a Nuisance
- American Mosquito Control Association
- Northeast Mosquito Control Association
- Eastern Equine encephalitis (CDC webpage)
- West Nile Virus (CDC)
- Mosquito Control in Vermont
- Practical Advice for Homeowners