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Millbury 2016: updated 9/19/16 6:55am


Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed September 14 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP in the northeast corner of town. Working with the Millbury Board of Health, spraying in the area below is scheduled for September 20, 2016 after sunset. Catch basins have been 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:

Alsing Pl

Elmwood St

Mccracken Rd

Amaryllis Dr

Farnsworth Ct

Miles St

Atwood Ave

Goff St

N Main St

Auburn Rd

Greenwood St

Nicole Dr

Azalea Cir

Grove St

Old Cmn

Bella Rosa Dr

Hamilton St

Orchard St

Blash Rd

Harris Pl

Park Hill Ave

Border Ave

Hawthorne St

Park St

Budreau Ave

Heather Ave

Primrose Ln

Canal St

Hidden Meadow Dr

Prospect St

Carleton Rd

Highland Ave

River St

Carlstrom Ln

Highland St

Rogers St

Cherry St

Hollywood Ave

Stowe Rd

Chunis Ave

Holman Rd

Summer St

Church St

Howe Ave

Tainter Hill Rd

Craig Way

Johnson St

Walling Ave

Cyndy Ln

Laura Ln

Waters St

Dewey Ave

Leone Ave

Weldon Dr

Dwinell Rd

Lincoln Ave

West St

Elm St

Lindy St

Witter Ln

Elmwood Ave

Martin St

 

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