Mass. Officials Announce Aerial Mosquito Spraying

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials are planning to conduct another aerial spraying of mosquitoes in six southeastern towns in an effort to reduce the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

Officials said Friday that they will conduct their second spraying of the summer Monday evening after 7 p.m. They said the time and date could change based on weather conditions.

Aerial mosquito spraying will take place in Bridgewater, Easton, Norton, Raynham, Taunton and West Bridgewater.

Residents are urged to take precautions, like closing windows and keeping pets indoors, to avoid exposure to pesticides during the event.

Health officials say the spraying comes in response to the detection of additional EEE-positive mosquitoes collected in Easton and surrounding areas.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

WheelMobile
Download Our App

Listen Live