Dracut 2012: updated 8/21/12 9:33am


Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 15 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP off Hilldreth Street near Tobey Road/Burdette St. on August 7. Working with the Dracut Board of Health, spraying in the area below was done August 20.

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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Aiken Ave

Doyle Ave

Lakeview Ave

Shafter St

Bancroft St

Dylan Dr

Lee Rd

Short Ave

Blanche St

Erie Ave

Lupine Rd

Sladen St

Bolton Ave

Freeman Ave

Malwood Ave

Spring Park Ave

Bridge St

Genest St

Milton Ave

Stevens St

Burdette Rd

Geneva Ave

Monadnock Ave

Stone St

Burnaby St

Greenmont Ave

Moore Ave

Superior Ave

Caledonia Ave

Hamblet Ave

Newton Ave

Swain St

Cass Ave

Harris St

Old Rd

Thissell St

Clark Ave

Hazel Ave

Oliver Dr

Tobey Rd

Clyde Ave

Henry Ave

Ontario Ave

Tremwood Rd

Columbia Ave

Hildreth St

Osgood Ave

Trudel Ave

Coventry Dr

Hillside Rd

Peabody Ave

Turner Ave

Craig Ave

Holbrook Ave

Peacham Ave

Tyrell St

Dean Ave

Hovey St

Pillsbury Ave

Union St

Delbert St

Huron Ave

Pinehurst Ave

Upland St

Denby Ave

Infield Ave

Pleasant St

Vermont Ave

Desrosiers St

Iona Ave

Radcliff Rd

Waldo St

Dinley St

Jared Rd

Roland Ave

Wesley St

Dorothy Ave

Kearsage Ave

Roswell Ave

Witham Ave

NOTE: ADDITIONAL AREAS NOT LISTED ABOVE MAY BE SCHEDULED BY REQUEST OF RESIDENTS – CHECK HERE AFTER 3PM ON AUGUST 20: 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).