The effort comes after mosquitoes trapped in Groton tested positive for EEE.
Groton is now not allowing sports teams to use town fields after 6:30pm – the time when mosquitoes that bite humans are most active.
The CT Department of Public Health is urging people to take ‘extra precautions’ after EEE was detected in mosquitoes trapped in 12 Connecticut towns and found in horses in two other towns.
CTDPH says that the hour just before dawn and an hour after dusk is the time of day when mosquitoes are most active.
“The towns where this has been found are largely in the eastern part of the state, especially in the Stonington are and really along the Rhode Island boarder and into Windham and Tolland counties. We really have to assume that it’s there even if there’s no trap there to find them”– Matthew Cartter, State Epidemiologist, Director of Infectious Diseases