The Mosquito Control program begins April 8, 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:
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released for public comment its health consultation report, “Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Pease Public Water System,” in Portsmouth, Newington, and Greenland, New Hampshire. ATSDR will accept comments from the public until June 3, 2019.
The Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of New Hampshire (RALI-NH) – an alliance of more than a dozen local, state and national organizations committed to finding solutions to end the opioid crisis in New Hampshire – will be staging an educational trailer in the Worth Lot on Saturday, March 23rd to educate the public on warning signs of teenage substance misuse. The community can experience a hands-on tour from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On December 31, 2018, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) initiated rulemaking to establish Maximum Contaminate Levels (MCLs) and Ambient Groundwater Quality Standards (AGQS) for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) - perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and perfluorohexanesulfonic acid (PFHxS) to ensure greater protection of public health related to the consumption of drinking water.
As we move into the Holiday season, the Health Department would like to remind you that foodborne bacteria don’t take holidays, so be mindful of food safety as you prepare your Holiday feasts.
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