It is going to be a record year for the local mosquito population in Berkshire County.
And residents have taken note. Over the last week, the Health Department the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project had fielded hundreds of calls from residents about high population numbers.
The Board of Health is considering its options to reduce the spread of tick-borne diseases.
The Health Department has been noticing a steady increase in tick-borne illnesses recently and is now wondering what options it has to help control it.
The finding is the first in the state and it was collected on Tuesday. The town is part of the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project, which monitors and performs mosquito control measures in tandem with the local Board of Health.