2019 Mosquito Season
Additional barrier sprays will be applied by the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control District around the perimeter of the following locations on the evening of October 1st.
- Riverside Elementary Athletic Field
- Great Oak Athletic Fields
- Highlands Athletic Fields
- Holten-Richmond/Plains Park Athletic Fields
For additional information, please read below; or, contact Mark Carleo at [email protected] with questions.
The Board of Health, with assistance from the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control District applied a “barrier spray” surrounding athletic fields at the following locations late Thursday (9/26/19) evening:
- Danvers High School Athletic Fields
- Thorpe School Athletic Fields
- John George Park
As of 8AM Friday September 27th, we are currently working with Mosquito Control to schedule additional fields for next week. These will include:
- Great Oak Elementary
- Highlands Elementary
- Riverside Elementary
- Plains Park
Please check back often for updates.
Additionally, Health Department staff assisted in coordinating the same application to athletic fields at Essex Tech and St. John’s Prep. Risk assessments are currently being conducted on several other fields in Town, and when a conclusion has been reached, additional notifications will be provided to affected families.
These applications are being done in conformance with the Town’s Best Management Plan which provides for sustained virus intervention from mosquitoes in high public use areas used after dusk, or pre-dawn.
It is of the utmost importance that all individuals continue to protect themselves and their families from mosquito bites regardless of any mosquito control effort by the Board of Health. Follow the 4 D’s to prevent mosquito bites and the transmission of disease.