The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has announced that mosquitos infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been identified from sampling in our area and have raised the current EEE Risk Level to Moderate.
September is a peak month for mosquito borne illnesses. The risk will decrease after the first hard frost. Residents that would like to request spraying at their homes can call Plymouth County Mosquito Control at 781-585-5450.
The Norwell Board of Health has not mandated outdoor programming to be cancelled after dusk as the current EEE Risk Level is Moderate.
In the past, the Norwell Board of Health has mandated outdoor programming to be cancelled after dusk when the EEE Risk Level reaches High. As per recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Please take precautions to avoid mosquito bites such as:
- use EPA approved insect repellents (repellent information)
- wear long-sleeved clothing
- scheduling outdoor activities to avoid the hours around dawn and dusk during peak mosquito season
- repair damaged window and door screens
- remove standing water from the areas around your home