Shrewsbury 2012: updated 8/7/12 9:24am

Click here for a .pdf write up of this application by Frank Cornine III, CMMCP Field Biologist

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed July 26 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP off Oak St. on July 17. After consultation with the Shrewsbury Board of Health, spraying in the area below was done July 31, 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.

Press release July 26, 2012

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Angela Ave.

Howe Ave.

Old Cart Rd.

Beverly Hills Dr.

Hylair Dr.

Overlook Ave.

Bluegrass Ln.

Industrial Dr.

Pal Dr.

Calvin Coolidge School

Judick St.

Parker Rd. Pre School

Cedar Rd.

Kenda Cir.

Pleasant St.

Dalphen Rd.

Kenda Rd.

Redland St.

Dorianna Ave.

Kinglet Dr.

Rivelly St.

Dorianna Cir.

Lake St.

Robin Rd.

Fairfax St.

Lake St. park

Roman Dr.

Fairview St.

Latura St.

Rucliff St.

Floral St. School

Linda Cir.

S. Quinsigamond Ave. (partial)

Glavin Center

Maple Ave. recreation area

Senior High School

Grace Ave.

Marie St.

Shannon Dr.

Harris Ave.

Maury Ln.

Sheridan Dr.

Heath Rd.

Myriah Rd.

Sherwood Middle School

Heronwood Dr.

Nelson Point Rd.

South Brook St.

Highland St.

Oak Middle School

Spring St.School

Hillside Ln.

Oak St.

Tanager Dr.

Hillside Dr.

Oak St. Ter.

Walter J. Patton School

Hawkridge Rd.

Old Barn Rd.

Worthington Ave.

**School properties are tentative at this point


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 Recorded information about WNV is also available by calling the MDPH Public Health Information Line at 1-866-MASS-WNV (1-866-627-7968).