West Nile Virus Information

Public Notice
August 15, 2017

 
As a public notice of information the Town of Sullivan, NH Health Officer has received notice of a positive result from a tested mosquito for West Nile Virus in this area. This is not a cause for concern, but it is a good practice to follow the recommendations from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health when outside during the West Nile Virus Season.

-Repair Screens
-Dump standing water weekly
-Wear Mosquito repellent when outdoors during peak mosquito hours.
-Wear long sleeves and long pants when outdoors during peak mosquito hours
-Use mosquito netting on baby carriages and playpens when outdoors.
-Be aware of stagnant water on property. Turn over plastic wading pools when not in use
-Clean roof gutters so that rainwater cannot collect in them. Make sure roof gutters are clean and draining properly.
-Remove old tires from your property.
-Dispose of tin cans: plastic containers: ceramic pots or other containers.
-Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers that are left outside.
-Clean and chlorinate swimming pools and hot tubs If not in use, keep empty, covered and keep covers free of standing water.
-Aerate garden ponds or stock them with fish
-Remind or help neighbors to eliminate breeding sites on their property.
-Arrange neighborhood cleanups to get lid of mosquito breeding sites
-Turn over wheelbarrows and change water in birdbaths at least twice weekly

Do not attempt to drain or alter natural water bodies such as ponds, marshlands and wetlands: as they are regulated under state law and any alterations may require the approval of state and possibly federal agencies.

Any questions or concern you can contact the town hall at 847-3316, they will be able to get you in touch with the Health Officer

Sincerely,
Laura Lewandowski
Sullivan Health Officer