The Town of Shrewsbury participated in a conference call today with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) where it was announced that aerial spraying for mosquitoes will take place in parts of Worcester and Middlesex Counties which is anticipated to begin this Sunday. There are 17 communities in the spray zone including Shrewsbury.
MDAR will conduct and monitor aerial spraying in these specific areas of Worcester and Middlesex Counties anticipated to begin on Sunday, August 25, and continue over several evenings. However, the ability to spray is weather-dependent and the schedule may change. Officials will continue to monitor the area over the next two weeks to evaluate whether a second round of spraying may be required to achieve maximal effectiveness.
Residents are encouraged to visit the DPH website at www.mass.gov/guides/aerial-mosquito-control-summer-2019 for the latest updates on spraying in their communities. We will update you when more information is available.
Please click the News Release 08-21-19 link below for details.
Residents are encouraged to continue practicing the 5D's (Drain, DEET, Dawn/Dusk, Dress).
For questions about aerial spraying, contact MDAR Crop and Pest Services at (617) 626-1700.
For the most updated information on EEE risk and aerial spraying, contact the DPH Division of Epidemiology (617) 983-6800 or visit the DPH website at www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito for updated mosquito results, maps and incidence of positive mosquito samples.