Mosquito Trapping Program
Our mosquito adult surveillance program entails trapping four nights per week in areas spread throughout and representative of the entire County.
Adult Surveillance Program
The adult surveillance program for York County functions under the General Pesticide Permit (9VAC25-800-60). The GPP specifies that the County must follow an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan which includes adult surveillance.
The collection of adult mosquitoes provides several important pieces of information. Traps are set at specific locations overnight or in response to service requests to detect an increase in the mosquito population. All mosquitoes captured are identified by sex and to the species level. Once these mosquitoes are identified, control measures can then be directed. Knowing what species of mosquitoes are breeding helps Mosquito Control find the breeding source and allows them to take the appropriate control measures.
The trapping program consists of three different mosquito traps: CDC trap, gravid trap, and BG Sentinel 2 trap.