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Auburn 2016: updated 8/12/16 8:06am


Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 10 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP near Worcester city line. Working with the Auburn Boards of Health, spraying in the area was done August 11, 2016. Catch basins were treated in this area to stop emergence of mosquito species that can carry WNV, and additional surveillance traps have been set up to gauge population density and determine if additional virus can be isolated.

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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STREET LISTING:

ALEX CIR

KIMBALL RD

AMESBURY ST

LESLEY AVE

ARLINGTON ST

LEXINGTON AVE

AUBURN HILL RD

LOWER WINBROOK DR

AURILLA CT

LOWER WINBROOK DR EXT

AURILLA ST

MALVERN RD

BETTY ST

MANOR RD

BREEZY BND

MATNICK CIR

CENTER ST

MEADOWBROOK RD

CLARENDON RD

MULLEN AVE

COOPER ST

NEWLAND ST

CURTIS ST

NEWTON ST

CUTTING AVE

OLD FARM RD

DAVIS RD

PAKACHOAG ST

ELMWOOD ST

PICKERING ST

ERICA LN

PRESTON AVE

EXETER DR

SAYBROOK WAY

FIELD ST

SPRINGBROOK RD

GIBSON RD

STONEBRIDGE RD

GLENVIEW RD

SUMMERHILL RD

HAMPTON ST

THAYER AVE

HIGH RIDGE RD

UPLAND ST

HIGHLAWN DR

UPPER WINBROOK DR

HILLSIDE ST

WARD ST

HILTON AVE

WARWICK ST

HOOVER RD

WILLIS ST

JEROME AVE

WYOMA DR

 

NOTE: ADDITIONAL AREAS NOT LISTED ABOVE MAY BE SCHEDULED BY REQUEST OF RESIDENTS – CHECK HERE AFTER 3PM ON AUGUST 11: 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 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).