979 Somerset Ave.,
Dighton, MA 02715
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Aerial Spraying for Mosquitoes in Dighton-Area to Begin Thursday
DIGHTON — Town of Dighton officials would like to notify residents about the following notice from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MPDH) and Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) issued today:
For those who are in southeastern Massachusetts, please be advised that MDPH and MDAR have announced that due to the continued amplification of positive Eastern Equine Encephalitis mosquito samples in this part of the state, aerial spraying for mosquitoes will begin this Thursday.
Spraying will continue for several nights, weather dependent. Spraying is conducted in the evening and at night with aircraft flying at very low altitudes (100’+ above the top of the canopy).
Aerial spraying can help reduce the risk of EEE, but it does NOT eliminate it.
Communities that are either completely or partially in the spray zone include:
- Fall River
- New Bedford
- East Bridgewater
- West Bridgewater
For current spray information, use this link: