Acton 2012: updated 9/10/12 10:27am


Mosquitoes with EEE Virus were confirmed Sept. 5 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP in Acton off Simon Willard Rd. on August 31. Working with the Acton Health Department, spraying in the was completed September 6 & 7 after 8pm

It’s important to note that spraying can only reduce but not eliminate the threat of mosquito-borne illness in the areas that are sprayed. That’s why it’s important for individuals to continue to take personal precautions against mosquito bites — both before and after any spraying is conducted.

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Cowdrey Ln

Hennessey Dr

Mead Ter

Sandy Dr

Acton Pl

Craig Rd

Hickory Hill Trl

Meadow Brook Rd

School St

Agawam Rd

Crestwood Ln

Hillside Ter

Minot Ave

Seminole Rd

Alcott St

Cricket Way

Homestead St

Minuteman Rd

Seneca Ct

Algonquin Rd

Dakota Dr

Horseshoe Dr

Mohawk Dr

Seneca Rd

Anders Way

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Hosmer St

Mohegan Rd

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Houghton Ln

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Arborwood Rd

Doris Rd

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Huron Rd

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Durkee Rd

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Elm Ct

Jackson Dr

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Oakwood Rd

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Evergreen Rd

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Taylor Rd

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Thoreau Rd

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Town House Ln

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Francine Rd

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Laurel Ct

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Washington Dr

Capt Forbush Ln

Fraser Dr

Lilac Ct

Pinewood Rd

Wayside Ln

Cedar Ter

Freedom Farme Rd

Lillian Rd

Piper Ln

West Rd

Central St

Grasshopper Ln

Lincoln Dr

Piper Rd

Wetherbee St

Chaffin Way

Great Rd

Littlefield Rd

Post Office Sq

Whittier Dr

Charter Rd

Greenwood Ln

Long Ridge Rd

Prospect St

Willis Holden Dr

Cherokee Rd

Gregory Ln

Longfellow Park

Putnam Rd

Willow St

Cherry Ridge Rd

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Lothrop Rd

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Wilson Ln

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Redwood Rd

Windsor Ave

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Maddy Ln

Revolutionary Rd

Wood Ln

Concord Rd

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Robinwood Rd

Woodbury Ln

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Haynes Ct

Main St

Russell Rd

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Coolidge Dr

Hayward Rd

Mallard Rd

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Coughlin St

Heald Rd

Massachusetts Ave

Sandalwood Rd

 

Country Side Rd

Hemlock Ln

Mckinley Dr

Sandas Trl

 

NOTE: ADDITIONAL AREAS NOT LISTED ABOVE MAY BE SCHEDULED BY REQUEST OF RESIDENTS – CHECK HERE AFTER 3PM ON SEPTEMBER 7: www.cmmcp.org/ulv.htm


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. Otherwise, take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing.

              Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites. Although it may be difficult to do when it’s hot, wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

              Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] 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. Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to skin. 

 

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 getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.  Contact 508.929.1300 if you have found an abandoned pool in your neighborhood.

              Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.

 

Information about WNV and reports of WNV activity in Massachusetts during 2010 can be found on the MDPH website at http://www.mass.gov/dph/wnv. Recorded information about WNV is also available by calling the MDPH Public Health Information Line at 1-866-MASS-WNV (1-866-627-7968).