The following was provided by the town of Lynnfield:
is a message from the Lynnfield Board of Health to inform residents
West Nile Virus has been detected in a second mosquito sample in
Lynnfield. In response, Lynnfield through the Northeast Massachusetts
Mosquito Control District, will carry out a targeted mosquito spray
target area is the same area as was sprayed earlier this month will
encompass Essex Street in Lynnfield. This will include the border
streets of Lowell, Main and Summer Street near Essex Street and side
streets which encompass Essex Street. The map of the area to be sprayed
is attached to this message.
The truck-mounted spray is expected to occur after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 but may be adjusted to the following available night due to weather conditions.
do not need to take special precautions to prepare for the spray
activity but may choose to stay indoors or close windows if they see the
truck coming during the spray effort. Citizens are urged to take
personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites. Protecting from
mosquito bites is the key priority.
For more information about the spraying, call Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control at 978-463-6630. For more information about the West Nile Virus, visit http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/cdc/factsheets/wnv.pdf.