Important Public Health Notice:
Due to continued identification of mosquito pools positive for West Nile Virus, the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control District will conduct a targeted adulticide truck-mounted treatment in the Raymond Farms, Shingleville and portions of the Ryalside areas of the city. Spraying is expected to occur at any time between the hours of 7:00 pm and midnight on Wednesday, September 25, but may need to be adjusted to Thursday or Friday depending on temperature conditions. Consider staying indoors when the spray truck is in the immediate area of your home, and close windows and shut off fans and air conditioners until the truck passes.
The risk for West Nile Virus in Beverly has been raised to “moderate”. Although summer is over and mosquito populations are diminishing, the mosquitoes that remain are more likely to carry the virus. The risk of mosquito-borne illness will continue until the first hard frost. It is important to continue to take personal precautions against mosquitoes, such as: using insect repellent, wearing long sleeves or other protective clothing, minimizing outdoor activity between dusk and dawn, and eliminating standing water around your home.
Detailed information about the spray treatment (including: map of the spray area, material label, text of this Swift Phone message, WNV Public Health Fact Sheet and FAQ about spraying) are available for viewing on the City’s webpage at www.beverlyma.gov and at the Beverly Health Department located at 90 Colon St, within the Beverly Senior Center
See attached PDF for more information