When you search for a topic with Google, you get a list of
websites related to your topic. When you search for a topic at Google Trends, you get a page
of metadata about who else has searched for that topic. Organic Lesson
just posted a story about their searches at Google Trends for the searches
people do for ways to deal with pests.
According to this story, in the US in 2018, the pests that most bothered people into searching for remedies were flies, ants, and bedbugs. Mosquitoes were number four:
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Eight towns in Vermont have formed insect control districts to monitor and reduce mosquito populations. Five towns are in the BLSG district, and Cornwall, Weybridge, and Bridport are the Lemon Fair Insect Control District. These contiguous towns are all in Addison or Rutland counties in the Champlain Valley.
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The BLSG Insect Control District includes the towns of Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen, and Pittsford. We are not the only insect control district in Vermont, but we are the only one where pesticides are sprayed to control adult mosquitoes. In addition to treating many acres of standing water to kill mosquito larvae, malathion or permethrin are sprayed in a fine mist from a slow moving truck along some town roads.
Below is a map of the five towns currently in the BLSG district.