Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

Eastern Equine Encephalitis is a rare but serious disease in people. It is transmitted to people through the bite of infected mosquitoes.  For more information about EEE, visit the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program Website.  Click here to view the CT Mosquito Management Program Frequently Asked Questions about EEE.

Click here to view the CT Mosquito management Program Frequently Asked Questions about mosquitoes.

To reduce the amount of mosquitoes around your home:

  • Eliminate standing water in wheelbarrows, pots, birdbaths and other containers
  • Treat pools with the appropriate chemicals and/or drain them when appropriate
  • Use pool covers
  • Treat ponds with mosquito dunks to kill any larvae
  • Additional Information can be found here.

To reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes residents should:

  • Minimize time spent outdoors between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Be sure door and window screens are tight-fitting and in good repair.
  • Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods of time, or when mosquitoes are more active.  Clothing should be light colored and made of tightly woven materials that keep mosquitoes away from the skin.
  • Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors or in an unscreened structure and to protect small babies when outdoors.
  • Consider the use of mosquito repellent, according to directions, when it is necessary to be outdoors. Information on repellents from the EPA can be found here.