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Chelmsford 2016: updated 8/25/16 9:57am


Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 24 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP in the southwest corner of town. Working with the Chelmsford Board of Health, spraying in the area below was done August 24, 2016 after sunset. 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:

Acton Rd

Hillside Ln

New Yorker Ave

Adirondack Rd

Hunt Rd

Oak St

Alcorn Rd

Jagged Rock Rd

Owls Nest Way

Autumn Ln

Jerridge Ln

Park Pl

Barton Hill Rd

Johnson Rd

Park Rd

Blaisdell Rd

Kenwood St

Parker Rd

Brush Hill Rd

Kidder Rd

Pinewood Rd

Burning Tree Ln

Lewis Ln

Pomfret Rd

Buttercup Ln

Linden St

Proctor Rd

Byam Rd

Lisa Ln

Ray Hill Dr

Chamberlain Rd

Littleton Rd

Reid Rd

Common St

Locust Rd

Robin Hill Rd

Dewolfe Dr

Lori Ln

Steeple Dr

Douglas Rd

Mansfield Dr

Summit Ave

Equestrian Ln

Maple Rd

Taylor Ln

Fay St

Mason Ave

Velvet Ln

Fox Haven Way

Meadowcrest Ln

Viken Dr

Garrison Rd

Mobile Ave

Wisteria Ln

Green Acre Ln

Morroca Ave

High St

Nashoba Dr

 

NOTE: ADDITIONAL AREAS NOT LISTED ABOVE MAY BE SCHEDULED BY REQUEST OF RESIDENTS – CHECK HERE AFTER 3PM ON AUGUST 24: 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).