Nearby EEE Cases Have Wellesley Buzzing – The Swellesley Report

MRW it's mosquito season!The Town of Wellesley has up to date its steerage relating to Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), whereas involved residents have been circulating a letter and petition they plan to ship to the Board of Selectmen and Board of Health.

Testing has proven low mosquito counts in Wellesley and no EEE-infected ones, so Wellesley stays at a low danger degree for EEE at the same time as Sudbury, Sherborn and different communities have been affected. But the Health Department on Monday really useful that “residents take extra precautions by staying indoors throughout peak mosquito instances and persevering with to make use of insect repellent to forestall mosquito bites.”

The city issued an earlier replace on the EEE risk in late August.

Outdoor actions equivalent to sports activities video games and practices that happen within the later night or early morning hours could should be restricted or rescheduled, based on the city. WPS residence video games and practices are usually completed earlier than 6 p.m. and the district is constant to work with neighboring communities to reschedule away video games if wanted. Town taking part in fields stay open.

24 hours after a mosquito bites me . . .

The city has no plans to spray for mosquitoes. But if the chance degree is elevated, it’s going to think about doing so. The Health Department, Natural Resources Commission (NRC) and Department of Public Works have a pest administration program to restrict using pesticide spraying.

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