CMMCP Vector Spray Events:

updated 12-Oct-11


WNV & EEE has been confirmed in 16 CMMCP member towns to date (some with multiple/repeated virus isolations).

Click the links below for a narrative and maps of the spray areas. Please call (508) 393-3055 for additional information.


w/e October 15

        HOPKINTON (EEE)

w/e October 8

        NO VIRUS ISOLATIONS

w/e October 1

        HUDSON (WNV) – spray date Sept 28, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        FITCHBURG (WNV) – area was sprayed Sept. 19, 2011

        SHERBORN (EEE) – re-spray date Sept 26, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        SHREWSBURY (EEE) – re-spray date Sept 26, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        WESTBORO (EEE) – re-spray date Sept 26, 2011 (COMPLETED)

w/e September 24

        SHERBORN (EEE) – spray date Sept 21, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        SHREWSBURY (EEE) – spray date Sept 21, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        WESTBORO (EEE) – spray date Sept 21, 2011 (COMPLETED)

w/e September 17

        BILLERICA (WNV) – spray date Sept 14, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        CHELMSFORD (WNV) – spray date Sept 14, 2011 (COMPLETED)

w/e September 10

        AUBURN (WNV) – no additional action needed

        SHREWSBURY (WNV) – spray date Sept 13, 2011 (COMPLETED)

w/e September 3

        ACTON (WNV) – spray date Sept. 1, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        AUBURN (WNV) – no additional action needed

        TEWKSBURY (WNV) – spray date Sept. 1, 2011 (COMPLETED)

w/e August 27

        AUBURN (WNV) – spray date Sept 1, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        DRACUT (WNV) – spray date Aug. 30, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        SHREWSBURY (WNV) – spray date Aug. 30, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        STURBRIDGE (WNV) – spray date Aug. 30, 2011 (COMPLETED)

w/e August 20

        AUBURN (WNV) – spray date Aug. 25, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        DRACUT (WNV) – spray date Aug. 22, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        NATICK (WNV) – spray date Aug. 18, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        SHREWSBURY (WNV) – spray date Aug. 23, 2011 (COMPLETED)

        WESTFORD (WNV) – spray date Aug. 23, 2011 (COMPLETED)

w/e August 6

        ACTON (WNV) – spray date Aug. 4, 2011 (COMPLETED)

w/e July 30

        STURBRIDGE (WNV) – spray date July 28, 2011 (COMPLETED), spray date Aug. 9, 2011 (not done due to rain)


FROM THE MDPH WEBSITE:

Positive mosquito results from 2011 can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at westnile.ashtonweb.com.

People have an important role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by mosquitoes.

Avoid Mosquito Bites

        Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning.

        Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites. Wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

        Apply Insect Repellent when Outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] or IR3535 according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.

Mosquito-Proof Your Home

        Drain Standing Water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or discarding items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.

        Install or Repair Screens. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

More information is available on the DPH website: www.mass.gov/dph/wnv. Information about West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis is also available by calling the Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800.