Northboro 2012: updated 8/21/12 8:54am


Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 15 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP in Northboro off Emerson Road August 10. Working with the Northboro Health Department, 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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Abenaki Rd

Hamilton Rd

Northgate Rd

Adams Rd

Hawthorne Cir

Otis St

Agawam Dr

Hoover Rd

Rustic Dr

Alcott Dr

Indian Meadow Dr

Ruth Rd

Bridle Path Dr

Intervale Farm Ln

Saddle Hill Dr

Brigham St

Jacob Cobb Ln

Samuel Gamwel Rd

Captain Eager Dr

Jefferson Rd

South St

Charina Rd

Jethro Peters Ln

Sunset Dr

Chesterfield Rd

Kendall Dr

Thaddeus Mason Rd

Claflin Farm Ln

Lanthorn Rd

Thayer St

Davis Ave

Lexington Rd

Thoreau Rd

Davis St

Longfellow Rd

Tomahawk Dr

Eliot Rd

Madison Rd

Washington Rd

Emerson Rd

Mashpee Cir

Wheeler Ln

Forest Rd

Mayflower Rd

Williamsburg Cir

Garrison Cir

Meadow Rd

Wilson Rd

Greenwood Rd

Milk Porridge Cir

 

Halloway Ln

Nelson Dr

 

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).