Integrated Pest Management
The Lemon Fair Insect Control District is a municipal district comprised of three townships (Bridport, Cornwall and Weybridge) 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. We take an integrated pest management approach, which is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, and modification of cultural practices. Larvicides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed, according to established guidelines; treatments are made with the goal of removing only the target organism. Pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, beneficial and non-target organisms, as well as the environment. Here is our public notice of intent to treat.
2021 Open House!
The Lemon Fair Insect Control District will host an Open House on July 24, 2021 from 9am-2pm at their Field lab/Office behind the Weybridge Congregational Church on Rte. 23. We’ll have the microscopes set up and you’ll be able to observe both odd and fascinating features of mosquitoes. A poster contest for children ages 6 through 60 will take place with the theme: “Fight the bite” Refreshments will be available and prizes will be given.
To listen to Ric Cengeri's WDEV interview with Field Biologist Craig Zondag about mosquitos in Vermont, click HERE.
For our Summer 2021 Newsletter click HERE.
For a New York Times article about the mosquito's impact world-wide, click HERE.
For a recent Addison Independent article about our work, click HERE.