Who we are
The goal of the LFICD is to improve the quality of life in our towns and to lower public health risks from mosquito-borne disease by controlling mosquito populations. Mosquito control is accomplished primarily through the use of hand and aerial application of environmentally safe mosquito larvicides. We treat only after it has been determined that the number of larvae meet the threshold established by best practices and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.
How we are funded
The LFICD is supported by grants from the State of Vermont and contributions from the towns of Bridport, Cornwall and Weybridge.
Board of supervisors
The LFICD is managed by a volunteer board of eight supervisors consisting of three members from Bridport (currently Dinah Bain, Judd Markowski, and Alissa Shethar); two members from Weybridge (currently Gary Rodes); and three members from Cornwall (currently Christine Chapline, Wendy Lynch, and David Dodge, chair).
The LFICD employs Field Coordinator Craig Zondag with Field Assistants Mia Handte-Reinecker, UVM, '22 (Field tech internship) and Sam Chester, Middlebury College, '22 (GIS-LIDAR Mapping internship sponsored by Middlebury College). If you are interested in employment, contact the Lab at (802) 545-2847.
For more information about our activities, please call David Dodge at 462-3898. You can also contact the Lab at 545-2847. If we're in the field, leave a message and the Field Coordinator will get back to you.
Call our hotline: 349-5407 or fill out our short online survey. Please tell us when, where, and about how many mosquitoes you're seeing.