In conjunction with local experts we monitor the current status of the mosquitoes in the area and have a traffic light system which is used throughout the summer months. This traffic light system is updated throughout the relevant parts of the year when the mosquitoes are active.
Keys to traffic lights forecast
Red: Serious risk. Many Neston residents are likely to be bitten, especially but not only in the evenings. Precautionary methods as outlined in the FAQs should be used when gardening or enjoying barbecues.
Amber: Medium risk. Some Neston residents may be bitten, especially on still warm evenings.
Green: Low risk. Neston residents are unlikely to be bitten.
Our mosquito FAQ is viewable here.
Feedback on Mosquitoes and the Mosquito Monitoring Programme.
Send us feedback on our monitoring reports by using our online form available here.
Further Reading. A copy of the study by Michael Clarkson, Phil Jones and Sandra Hughes‐Crean entitled “Domestic mosquitoes in the Neston area of Cheshire, UK”.
This single page PDF summarises the detail and conclusion of a long term study into the mosquitoes on the Dee estuary marshlands around Neston and the immediate surrounding towns and villages. This document is downloadable here.