The Piedmont Mosquito Abatement Plan involves various initiatives, some are directly managed by the Piedmont region through IPLA S.p.A, its subsidiary. However, others are delegated to local authorities that can adhere voluntarily to it. Consequently, they then receive 50% co-financing of what is eligible and spent, as stipulated in the Regional Piedmont Law of 24 October 1995, n.75 (L.R.75/95).

For an applicant to be eligible for funding, it must meet certain criteria. Firstly, it must have an integrated management system mindset, with its focus being on the prevention and larvicidal treatments.

It must also conduct a preliminary study of the territory and its criticalities, effectively monitor the results, and use scientifically based methodologies.


With the DGR no. 14-13100 of 25.01.2010, the Regional Council approved the instructions for the enforcement of the Regional Law 75/95. This law allows local authorities to request financial aid for the fight against mosquitoes in order to protect the health of citizens and improve the quality of life in these infested areas. The instructions provide guidelines on how to implement the interventions from both the administrative and technical-scientific aspects, as well as the application form.

The DGR no.16 1035 of 21.02.2020 amended the DGR no. 14-13100 of 25.01.2010 especially with regards to submitting applications for assistance. The deadline has now been officially set for the 15th of December of the year preceding that when all interventions must be executed.

Are you from a local authority and want to join the Piedmont Mosquito Abatement Plan? If so, download the application form on the Piedmont region’s website to request financial aid or ask more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



When a project is presented by a local authority (essentially Municipalities) or a group of them, and meets all the criteria, which is stated in the Regional Law L.R. 75/95, financial aid is given by the Piedmont region.

In the first year, an accurate study of the territory to determine what species of annoying mosquitoes are present (monitoring), and the main sites where they develop (mapping of larval breeding sites) must be carried out.

In the second year, diverse activities will be dedicated to the prevention (remediation of breeding sites), larval treatment, or eventually adulticide treatments. Contemporarily, as the disinfestation is underway, mainly in the public sphere, information and dissemination programs will be planned for the public and for specific sectors (tire companies, plant nurseries, etc.)

As required by the Regional law L.R 75/95, the treatments shall preferably be the larvicidal type and involve the use of biological products, in order to have the least possible impact on the environment.


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Since WHO declared Italy "malaria free" (1970), mosquitoes acting as vectors for diseases in our country have been drastically reduced. Since then, and for the following forty years, the mosquito control activities were only concentrated on the nuisance they caused. However, in recent times, due to the increasing presence of mosquitoes from exotic areas and emerging diseases, the mosquito’s role as a vector has now returned to the foreground of concern.

For this reason, a "Unified regional project for information and monitoring the spread of vectors of human and animal diseases carried by mosquitoes" has been developed that schematically provides for the following activities:

Activity Attività Descrizione
Native species
  • surveillance throughout Piedmont
Invasive species
  • surveillance throughout Piedmont
  • specific monitoring in airports, container terminals, freight villages, importers of risk material, etc.
  • definition of environmental forecasters for urban dissemination


West Nile and Usutu viruses
  • surveillance throughout Piedmont
Imported viruses
  • surveillance of sites at risk (hospitals, airports, etc.)
Sites at risk
  • identification and cataloguing throughout Piedmont
Intervention protocol
  • localized treatments in the case of infection outbreaks and exceeding risk thresholds


For citizens
  • activation of dedicated channels (FB page, website, toll-free number)
  • preparation of information material (commercials, posters, flyers), communicative events (information stands, activities with schools, open days)
By category
  • general practitioners and pediatricians (remote learning courses with SeREMI and the medical councils)
  • special categories (information material for the correct management of used tires, for horticultural companies, etc.)


Monitoring techniques
  • experimentation with new methods of monitoring pests
Control methods
  • experimentation with new products and application methods


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