Mosquito Spraying – Recreation Areas in Acton - Thursday September 12, 2019Read below for important information
Mosquito Spraying – Recreation Areas in Acton - Thursday September 12, 2019
As you may know, there has been an increase in EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) cases in Massachusetts this year. Acton is currently listed as being at moderate risk for EEE by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (see http://www.mosquitoresults.com/).
In coordination with the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) we are scheduled to spray the following recreational and sports fields on Thursday September 12, 2019. The spraying will start after dusk and the fields will be available to access the following morning.
The Acton Boxborough Regional School District will also be conducting spraying at its outdoor facilities on Thursday. More information is available at: https://www.abschools.org/
If you should have any questions please feel free to contact the Health Department at 978-929-6632.
The most effective way to protect you and your family is to prevent mosquito bites. It takes only one bite from an infected mosquito to get EEE. Protections that you and your family can take are:
Acton is also part of the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project who conducts the mosquito control program for us. Please contact them directly for information on services that they provide, including spraying and tire collection service. They can be reached at 508-393-3055 or cmmcp.org
For more information, please contact the Acton Health Department at 978-929-6632