EEE Update - 9/10/19

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Town of Northborough

Board of Health

63 Main Street



DATE: 9/10/19                                            

CONTACT: Casey Mellin, Health Agent

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and the Mass Department of Agriculture (MDAR) have announced a second round of aerial spraying for mosquitoes in areas of the state at critical and high risk for the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus.   Spraying will begin this evening, Tuesday, September 10, 2019, and is expected to occur over several nights. Spraying is weather-dependent and schedules may change.

It remains critically important for people in communities at critical, high and moderate risk for EEE to continue to take personal precautions against mosquito bites. These steps include using EPA-approved bug spray, wearing long sleeves and pants outdoors to reduce exposed skin, and cancelling outdoor activities in the hours from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

Helpful Links:

Official statement regarding EEE and the second aerial spraying (9/10/19):

The most updated aerial spraying map for our area can be found in the below link:

Residents can also receive updated and comprehensive information from MDPH below. This link also includes recommendations on how to avoid mosquito bites and information on the pesticide used for spraying:

MDPH has also released a convenient chart stating dusk and dawn times.  Avoiding outdoor activities from dusk until dawn helps reduce the risk of being bit by mosquitoes:

Information about EEE and WNV can be found on the MDPH website at:

More information is also available at our Health Department’s website at:

Central MA Mosquito Control Program: