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New Bedford, Freetown To Spray Mosquitoes After Detecting EEE

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Mosquito. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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NEW BEDFORD (CBS) – If you live in New Bedford or Freetown, you might want to close your windows overnight because there will be mosquito spraying across both communities.

The announcement was made Wednesday after a mosquito tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the northwest section of New Bedford.

It’s the second mosquito to test positive for EEE in Bristol County this week.  The first was in Freetown Tuesday.

Read: EEE Fact Sheet (.pdf)

As a result, the Mosquito Control Project will begin ground spraying around 2 a.m. Thursday and continue until sunrise in both communities.

In New Bedford, they’ll be targeting Fort Taber, Brooklawn Park, Buttonwood Park, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, the Poor Farm Area, Clasky Park, Ashley Park, Ben Rose Field, Sassaquin Avenue and Industrial Park area.

In East Freetown, they will be spraying from Braley Road, east to Middleboro Road and from the Lakeville line south to the Acushnet line.

Both areas will be sprayed again on Monday, August 11.

To find out if your street is on the list to be sprayed, please call (617) 582-6218 after 4 p.m.

Residents may request ground spraying by calling the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project at (508) 823-5253 or e-mailing RequestBristolMCP@comcast.net.

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