How Effective Was Mosquito Spraying In Southeastern Mass.?

Originally posted on CBS Boston:

BOSTON (CBS) – The southeastern Massachusetts towns that were recently sprayed to combat mosquitoes that might carry West Nile Virus or EEE won’t know until Monday just how effective the spraying was.

So, in the meantime, extra precautions are being taken.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports.

Easton public health agent Mark Taylor does not anticipate that the aerial spraying will have fully addressed the problem and that precautions should be taken until frost.

“Good to key scenarios, it may kill 70% of the population. It was a little cool the night they did it. Some of the mosquitoes go and hide undercover and they’re not affected by it because they have to be flying through the air for the anvil to affect them,” said Taylor.

Taylor also suggested that residents wear bug spray and long sleeves. He said that officials are working on a timeline to spray the schools in…

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