Blackstone 2013: updated 9/4/13 12:51pm


Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed September 4 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP around Gaskill Road & May Street on August 30. Working with the Blackstone Board of Health, spraying in the area below was done Sept. 5.

It’s important to note that spraying can 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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Arnold St.

Ledgebook Dr.

Putnam St.

Clyde St.

Lewiston St.

Rayner St.

Connecticut Ave.

May St.

Rhode Island St.

Devlin Cir.

Mill River St.

Rocco Dr.

Essex St.

Monica Ln.

State St.

Fairway Ln.

New York Ave.

Summer Place

Farm St.

Orange St.

Swift St.

Federal St.

Paul Dr.

Warner St.

Gaskill St.

Pinehurst St.

Whipple Ave.

Hoyle Cir.

Power St.

Williams St.

NOTE: ADDITIONAL AREAS NOT LISTED ABOVE MAY BE SCHEDULED BY REQUEST OF RESIDENTS – CHECK HERE AFTER 3PM ON SEPTEMBER 5: 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).