DRACUT BOARD OF HEALTH
In response to the EEE horse in Methuen, the MA Office of Mosquito Control has identified an area on the Dracut/Methuen line to reduce the number of potential infected mosquitoes in the area. Attached is a list of streets and a map of the proposed area. Due to RAIN on Wednesday night, the spraying will take place on THURSDAY AUGUST 29 2019.
REDUCING THE RISK OF WEST NILE VIRUS AND EEE
- Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks when outdoors
- Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 (3-[N-butyl-N-acetyl]-aminopropionic acid) or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-Menthane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions given on the product label.
- Install or repair window/door screens
- Be aware that dusk to dawn is peak biting time for the mosquitoes that carry disease.
- Drain standing water
In just four days, mosquitos will begin to breed in puddles or standing water. Don’t let them!
- Empty or get rid of metal cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, and other water holding containers.
- Get rid of discarded tires that may hold stagnant water —it’s a common place for mosquitoes to breed.
- Drill holes in the bottom of outdoor recycling containers to let water can drain out.
- Clean clogged roof gutters.
- Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
- Don’t let water sit in birdbaths.
- Keep swimming pools clean and properly chlorinated; remove standing water from pool covers.
- Use landscaping to eliminate standing water that collects on your property.
- For more information contact www.mass.gov/MosquitoesAndTicks
- For more information contact Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project at http://www.cmmcp.org
- More information, including all West Nile virus and EEE positive results, can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page or by calling the DPH Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800