Shrewsbury 2013: updated 8/21/13 7:11am

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were confirmed August 14 in a surveillance trap set by CMMCP in Shrewsbury off Morningside Drive August 8. Working with the Shrewsbury Board of Health, spraying in the area below was done August 20. Catch basins were treated in this area August 13 to stop emergence of mosquito species that can carry WNV, and additional surveillance traps were been set up to gauge population density and determine if additional virus can be isolated. Click this link for a media advisory:

It’s important to note that spraying can 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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Amberly Ln

Knights Rd

Birch Ln

Lancelot Rd

Blackthorn Rd

Lantern Ln

Bracken Rd

Laurel Ridge Ln

Camelot Dr

Meadow Hill Rd

Carriage Hill Rd

Medieval Rd

Carter Rd

Merlin Cir

Castle Rd

Morningside Dr

Clear View Rd

Niblick Rd

Country Way

North St

Cranbrook Rd

Northland Rd

Cross St

Olde Colony Dr

Dartmoor Dr

Partridge Hill Rd

Galahad Rd

Pratt Ln

Guinevere Cir

Prospect St

Heatherwood Dr

Reservoir St

Hickory Bend Rd

Round Table Rd

High Ridge Rd

Saxon Ln

High St

Settlers Rd

Highland Hill Dr

Spring Cir

Hunter Cir

Spring Ter

Jamie Ln

Sword St

Joseph Rd

Travis Rd

Kalamat Farms Cir

Vista Dr

Karen Ave

Vista Pl

Kemble Dr

Wilder Rd

Keyes House Rd

Woodside Dr

King Arthur Rd



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).