Billerica 2012: updated 8/24/12 11:11pm


Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 22 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP around Ichabod Lane and Woodcrest Circle on August 15. Working with the Billerica Board of Health, spraying in the area was completed August 23.

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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Acre Rd

Fernbrook Ln

Porter St

Aldie Ln

Francesca Way

Pratt St

Allen Rd

Frost St

Putney Cir

Alton St

Handel Rd

Rolling Hill Rd

Angela Ln

Heidi Ln

Russet Rd

Baldwin Rd

Ichabod Ln

Shane Ln

Bear Hill Rd

Jobe Ln

Tercentennial Dr

Beaver Pl

Kame Ter

Tower Farm Rd

Blossom Dr

Lafayette Rd

Urban St

Bonnie Ln

Lois Ln

Webster Ln

Brookdale Cir

Marriott Pl

Wentworth Dr

Champa Rd

Meridien Way

Whittier Rd

Cheryl Ln

Millers Farm Rd

Winsor Rd

Copley Pl

Nickerson Dr

Woodcrest Cir

Courtland Ln

Otter Cir

Zackney Est

Duby Dr

Parsons Ln

 

NOTE: ADDITIONAL AREAS NOT LISTED ABOVE MAY BE SCHEDULED BY REQUEST OF RESIDENTS – CHECK HERE AFTER 3PM ON AUGUST 23: 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).