Billerica 2012: updated 8/31/12 7:32am


Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 29 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP around Ilford Road on August 22. Working with the Billerica Board of Health, spraying in the area below was done August 30.

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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Ahearn Cir

Franklin St

Pollard St

Alice Ave

Hampstead Ave

Port Sunlight Rd

Allegheny Ave

Heather Cir

Post St

Amherst St

Hickory Ln

Rogers St

Asa's Path

High St

Ruggles St

Barge Rd

Holt St

Seven Oaks Rd

Bart Rd

Hughes Ln

Shepherds' Ln

Billerica Ave

Ilford Rd

Silversmith Way

Billerica Ave Ext

Indian Knoll Rd

Sprague St

Bond St

Kohlrausch Ave

Station St

Boston Rd

Letchworth Ave

Talbot Ave

Brentham Rd

Lights Ln

Toma Rd

Bristol St

Lowell St

Town Farm Ln

Call St

Manor Rd

Treble Cove Rd

Casco St

Marion Rd

Twombley Ave

Caven Rd

Mason Ave

Valhala

Charlesmere Rd

Mckenna Dr

Vasa St

Colson St

Mellon Rd

Village Ln

Corthell Rd

Millstone Way

Wallace Rd

Doris Ave

Mt Pleasant Pl

Warren St

Driftwood Ln

Mt Pleasant St

Wilson St

Faulkner St

Nussey Ter

Winthrop St

Fordway Ave

Old Elm St

 

NOTE: ADDITIONAL AREAS NOT LISTED ABOVE MAY BE SCHEDULED BY REQUEST OF RESIDENTS – CHECK HERE AFTER 3PM ON AUGUST 30: 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).