“From A to Zika, Mosquito Control on Cape Cod – What you need to Know” is the title of the featured talk at the Oyster Pond Environmental Trust’s (OPET) Annual Meeting.  Gabrielle Sakolsky, Assistant Superintendent and Entomologist of the Barnstable County Cape Cod Mosquito Control, will talk about the efforts here on the Cape to trap, monitor and control mosquitoes and their diseases.

Ms. Sakolsky’s talk will follow a short update by OPET on their past year’s accomplishments. The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.  The meeting and talk will be held in the Hermann Room at the Falmouth Main Public Library at 300 Main St Falmouth on Thursday, Aug 4th at 7pm.

Although the risk of a Zika outbreak here is extremely low, other mosquito borne diseases such as West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis are of concern. West Nile was recently detected in a mosquito trapped in a catch basin in Woods Hole. Ms. Sakolsky will also discuss what you can do to reduce the numbers of mosquitos on your property and how to limit your exposure.