Holliston 2013: updated 8/13/13 6:43am

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 7 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP in Holliston off Water Street August 1. Working with the Holliston Board of Health, spraying in the area below was done August 12. Catch basins were treated in this area August 7 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 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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Arch St

Noel Dr

Austin Rd

Norfolk Pl

Avon St

Norfolk St

Boulder Rd

Pearl St

Carleton Dr

Persis Pl

Central St

Pine St

Charles St

Pleasant St

Church Pl

Pleasure Point Rd

Church St

Prospect St

Elm St

Quincy Pl

Exchange St

Railroad St

Fairlane Way

Regency Dr

Fiske St

Sabina Dr

Franklin St

School St

Front St

Shea Dr

Fruit St

Smith Row

Green St

Spring St

Grove St

St Mary's Cemetary Rd

Hampshire St

Union St

Hollis St

Vine St

Irving Pl

Washington St

Jasper Hill Rd

Water St

Linden St

Webster Dr

Maeder Row

Wilkins Rd

Maple Del Ln

Winthrop St

Marked Tree Rd

Woodland St

Mechanic St





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).