Aerial Mosquito Spraying Completed

For Immediate Release: Sept. 8, 2012
Media Contact: Communication Office
Vermont Department of Health
802-863-7281

BURLINGTON – Aerial spraying of mosquito pesticide over areas near mosquito pools that have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Brandon and Whiting was completed last night at approximately 9:20 p.m.

The northern part of the Whiting area was sprayed Thursday night, but halted early due to unsafe weather conditions. On Friday night, the Whiting area south of Stickney Road and all of the Brandon area was successfully completed.

The spraying operation was designed to reduce the population of infected mosquitoes. However, all Vermonters should take the following actions to protect themselves from mosquito bites and risk of infection from EEE and West Nile virus:

For more information about spraying, EEE and West Nile virus, and precautions to take to avoid mosquito bites: www.healthvermont.gov, www.vermontagriculture.com, or dial 2-1-1.

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