AERIAL SPRAYING FOR MOSQUITOES – 8/25/19
Please see this urgent message directly from the Town of Westborough’s website:
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will be conducting aerial spraying for mosquitoes in parts of Worcester and Middlesex Counties starting the evening of Sunday, August 25, and continuing over several evenings.
The 17 communities in the spray zone are Ashland, Berlin, Framingham, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Milford, Millbury, Northbridge, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Sutton, Worcester, Upton, Grafton, Southborough, and Westborough.
The ability to spray is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.
Residents are encouraged to visit the DPH website at www.mass.gov/guides/aerial-mosquito-control-summer-2019 for the latest updates on spraying. Aerial spray maps, frequently asked questions, and aerial spray fact sheets in multiple languages can be found on the webpage.
Although the aerial spray is considered necessary to reduce human risk, it will not eliminate it. Residents must continue to protect themselves from mosquito bites by staying indoors during peak mosquito hours, applying insect repellent when outdoors, draining standing water where mosquitoes breed, and repairing screens in doors and windows. Residents should also take steps to protect their domestic animals from mosquito bites.
Please see the press release (below) from DPH for more details:
EEE Press Release
DPH Press Relase