A reminder to those of you in the Newton Street area that the Central Mass Mosquito Control Project will spray insecticide this evening after mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found last week. Here’s some more information on the spraying from CMMCP.
The Central Mass. Mosquito Control project will be spraying areas of Southboro around Newton Street in response to a finding of West Nile virus in a mosquito collection. This is the same type of truck-mounted spraying that occurs every summer. Streets will be sprayed after 7:30pm, and should conclude by midnight.
Generally, there is no need to relocate during mosquito control spraying. The pesticides have been evaluated for this use and found to pose minimal risks to human health and the environment when used according to label directions. Please close street facing windows if possible, and remain inside during the application and for 15-20 minutes afterwards. Accidental exposure is not expected to cause any health concerns in most people. Pets may be brought inside, but this type of pesticide is similar to ones used for flea and tick control. More information is available at www.cmmcp.org.
The spray area includes Autumn Hill Ln, Howes Ct, School St, Boston Rd, Ledge Hill Rd, St Marks St, Common St, Lyman St, Upland Rd, Cross St, Main St, Walker St, E Main St, Marlboro Rd, Whistler Ln, Framingham Rd, Newton St, Winchester St, Hillside Ave, Overlook Dr, and Wyeth Cir