Shrewsbury 2012: updated 8/22/12 11:15pm


Press release August 15, 2012

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 15 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP off North Quinsigamond Ave. on August 9. After consultation with the Shrewsbury Board of Health, spraying in the area below was done August 21, 2012.

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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Althea Path

First Ave

Old Mill Rd

Audubon Dr

Flamingo Cir

Olympia Ave

Avon Dr

Fyrbeck Ave

Oregon Ave

Bagley Ave

Greylock Ave

Oriole Cir

Baker Ave

Grove Ridge Path

Parker Rd

Bridge Rd

Harrington Ave

Pearl St

Cardinal Cir

Hillside Ave

Phillips Ave

Charles St

Kings Brook Xing

Phillips Ct

Childs St

Lake View Ave

Pine Ave

Cliff St

Lakeside Path

Ptarmigan Dr

Cottage Ave

Lawrence St

Sadler Ave

Crane Cir

Mallard Cir

Sandpiper Dr

Cutler St

Marietta Ave

Spags Aly

Dewey Rd

Melvin Ave

Swan Cir

Eagle Dr

Merritt Ave

Tern Dr

Eaglehead Ter

Miles Ave

Veranda Ave

Eastern Point Dr

Morrill Ave

Wheeler Ave

Egret Cir

Mozart Ave

Willet Dr

Everett Ave

Muzzy Ave

Wood St

Fifth Ave

N Quinsigamond Ave

 

Fifth Ave Row

Odonnell Ave

 

NOTE: ADDITIONAL AREAS NOT LISTED ABOVE MAY BE SCHEDULED BY REQUEST OF RESIDENTS – CHECK HERE AFTER 3PM ON AUGUST 21: 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).