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Hudson 2015: updated 9/9/15 8:11am


Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed September 2 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP near the downtown area. Working with the Hudson Boards of Health, spraying in the area below was done Sept. 3. 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:

ASSABET RIVER RAIL TRL

GROVE ST

PRIEST ST

BENNETT ST

HERMAN CIR

ROBERT BONAZZOLI AVE

BIRCHWOOD RD

HIGH ST

SAWYER LN

BLOSSOM ST

KNOTTS ST

SHAMEEM LN

BROAD ST

LARK DR

SPRING ST

CARLTON ST

LEE CIR

STOW CT

CEDAR ST

LORING CT

SUMMER ST

CHERRY ST

MAIN ST

SUMU CT

COX ST

MACKIN ST

TOWER ST

CROSS ST

MANNING ST

VILA DO PORTO BLVD

DAY CIR

MARYCHRIS DR

VINAL ST

DEAN ST

MERRITT DR

WATER ST

EAST ST

MUNICIPAL DR

WELSH ST

FOREST AVE

MUNSON ST

WINTER ST

GLENDALE RD

PARKHURST DR

WOODROW ST

 

NOTE: ADDITIONAL AREAS NOT LISTED ABOVE MAY BE SCHEDULED BY REQUEST OF RESIDENTS – CHECK HERE AFTER 3PM ON JULY 10: 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).