Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus have been found in parts of New Hampshire, and a recent batch in Kittery, Maine also tested positive. This is not unusual this time of year as the diseases mosquitoes carry have had more time to spread environmentally. Although Portsmouth has a mosquito control program that includes spraying to reduce mosquito populations, the most effective prevention of illness is personal protection.
The Mosquito Control program begins July 2, 2018 in the City of Portsmouth. Crews from Dragon Mosquito Control will be checking swamps, salt marshes, woodland pools, ditches, catch basins and other shallow, stagnant water for mosquito larvae. When mosquitoes are found, the following larvicides may be used:
Mosquito control activities will begin in Portsmouth on Monday, April 16th. These operations, starting with the control of larval mosquitoes in stagnant bodies of water, will be conducted by Municipal Pest Management Services, Inc.
With the ongoing, extreme cold temperatures affecting our area, the Fire Department recommends the following health and safety tips to reduce injuries and stay safe.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 4:00pm
Where: Council Chambers, Portsmouth City Hall
As we move into the Holiday season, the Health Department would like to remind you that food borne bacteria don’t take holidays, so be mindful of food safety as you prepare your Holiday feasts.
Falls Prevention Workshop, When: October 27, 2017 8:45 AM – 11:45 AM, more info..
Falls Prevention Workshop
FOR AGENCIES AND INDIVIDUALS THAT WORK
WITH SENIORS/FOLKS AT RISK FOR FALLS
with Keynote Speaker Sam Asano
When: October 27, 2017 8:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Where: Community Campus – Indoor Play Room
Current Portsmouth Ordinance Chapter 4, Food Licensing and Regulations covers food service in Portsmouth and is in the process of being updated.
Portsmouth has a dual-purpose mosquito control program, addressing both "nuisance" mosquitoes and mosquitoes of public health importance. 34% of Portsmouth is wetlands, where mosquitoes breed and develop.