EEE Mosquito Spraying Large Portions of Acton Tonight [181 Streets]

Here is a list of streets in Acton the Central Mass Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) will be spraying in response to the recent discovery of EEE virus.

The Central Mass Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) is scheduled to spray 181 streets in Acton tonight in response to the recent discovery of the View the map and the listed streets in our photo section.

Are you in favor of the CMMCP mosquito spraying in Acton or do you think it is a health risk for the people in the community? Vote in our poll and start a conversation in our comment section.

Chris Schaffner September 06, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Go to the CMMCP if you want to get on the "No Spray" list. http://www.cmmcp.org/exclusionform.htm
Chris Schaffner September 06, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Know what you will be breathing. http://www.nospray.org/flyers.shtml
Barbara Hirsch September 06, 2012 at 05:27 PM
EEE is extremely deadly, much more so than West Nile Virus. Spraying is no fun but unless we develop other mosquito eradication methods, this is our only solution.
Leah Ronaldo September 06, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Mosquitos thrive and multiply around standing water. If you have a pool with standing water, you may be putting yourself and neighbors at greater risk!
Thomas Gertrude September 06, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Please help by draining your stagnant pools!
Andrew Popelka September 06, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Looking at the GIS map of Acton, roughly 20-30% of the land in settled area is a wetland - mosquitos love it. Pool of standing water is a drop in the ocean....
Thomas Gertrude September 07, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Yes Andrew, I have looked at Google Maps as well. but pools are still very active mosquito breeding grounds... Just one mosquito can lay up to 200 eggs in its short life span, and hundredss of mosquitos may take refuge near/in neglected swimming pools, thus 1 pool being responsible for thousands of larvae. This creates large threats in residential areas even those not considered wetlands. Why be lazy? Why not do everything in our control to improve the safety of our community?
Mads Kvalsvik September 07, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Draining stagnant pools is very effective against some mosquitos like Culex pipiens and the Asian Tiger mosquito which prefer man-made breeding grounds. More: www.mass.gov/dph/wnv
Mads Kvalsvik September 07, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Also, some think healthy wetlands provide a home to mosquito-eating bugs, which would further strengthen the case for draining pools: http://www.in.nrcs.usda.gov/intranet/TechnicalNotes/West_Nile_Virus_TechNote.pdf
Denis Nothern September 07, 2012 at 11:56 PM
its a balanced ecology. drain the pools and some benign creature gets hurt. just spray and move on.
Kevin Clayton September 08, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Drain the Pools! leaving these mosquitioe breeding grounds active, because of the fear that you will hurt a "benign creature" is irrational and unsafe. Benign Creatures on the ground will not die from getting wet with pool water, it is not toxic acid. Benign creatures currently living in the pool are living in an unnatural body of water and would not be there naturally any way. Human safety takes precedence here. There is absolutely no reason keep your pools of stagnant water around during this time.
N R September 10, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Acton get's sprayed, but Boxborough doesn't. Boxborough is close to 40% wetlands, does it make sense to handle this potentially deadly disease in such a piecemeal manner?


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