WEYBRIDGE — The Lemon Fair Insect Control District (LFICD) that monitors mosquito abundance and activity in Weybridge, Cornwall and Bridport has collected less than 20% of what it saw last year by this time in its CDC Light Traps. This is likely due to the lack of a second flood event of the Lemon Fair River, the first caused by snowmelt and spring rainfall. Since then, there have been few significant rain events to prompt hatchings, which means that the mosquitoes in circulation now hatch either from permanent bodies of standing water like marshes, or from artificial containers that fill up...
WEYBRIDGE — Vermont State Police are investigating a recent break-in at the Lemon Fair Insect Control District (LFICD) office on Weybridge Street, during which the culprit(s) stole several items, including an Olympus SZ-6045 Zoom Stereomicroscope, an Adam CPW Plus industrial scale and a Nikon D80 camera.
VSP Trooper Josh Gurwicz said the burglary occurred sometime between July 12 and July 15. The LFICD office is located within rented space in the Weybridge Congregational Church’s former carriage barn.
Anyone with information on the case should call Gurwicz at 388-4919. You can also submit...
CRAIG ZONDAG, THE Lemon Fair Insect Control District’s field coordinator/biologist, looks through a microscope at an example of one of the more that 25 varieties of mosquitos known to buzz around the member towns of Bridport, Cornwall and Weybridge.
Independent photo/John Flowers
WEYBRIDGE — Lemon Fair Insect Control District officials received more than 20 mosquito complaints last week from residents in the LFICD’s three member communities, and they are ramping up education efforts to reduce spawning grounds for the pesky, blood sucking vectors.
The LFICD, made up of Bridport, Cornwall and Weybridge, was created in 2006 to battle seasonal mosquito infestation in the lands along the Lemon Fair River. The district, with support from the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, spreads mosquito larvicide in floodplain areas where mosquitos are likely to breed following heavy...