The State Mosquito Management Program reminds residents that the threat of West Nile virus is still high in Connecticut and to take steps to prevent mosquito bites.

"Even though, to many people, Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, it does not mean the end of the mosquito season. Mosquitoes remain active well into September and people should stay vigilant and protect themselves from mosquito bites," said Dr. Jewel Mullen, Commissioner of the Department of Public Health.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has trapped WNV-positive mosquitoes in Bethel, Bridgeport, Cheshire, Chester, Danbury, Darien, East Haven, Fairfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Greenwich, Groton, Hamden, Hartford, Killingworth, Meriden, Milford, Monroe, New Britain, New Canaan, New Haven, Newington, Newtown, North Branford, North Haven, North Stonington, Norwalk, Old Lyme, Shelton, South Windsor, Southington, Stamford, Stratford, Voluntown, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Hartford, West Haven, Westbrook, Weston, Westport, Wethersfield, and Wilton.

For information, visit www.ct.gov/mosquito.

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