Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"tested positive for West Nile virus"

It was only a matter of time before this happened!

West Nile found in Medway, Franklin, Bellingham

On August 17th, the Board of Health had posted on Franklin's website:
As this unprecedented mosquito season continues, we again urge residents to take all steps necessary to prevent mosquito bites. 
  • Avoid outdoor activities during the peak hours of mosquito activity; generally between dawn and dusk. 
  • The use of a repellent containing up to 30% DEET, permethrin or picaridin provides protection against mosquitoes. 
  • Permethrin products should not be applied directly to the skin, but only used on clothing. 
  • We recommend that residents drain all standing water on their property. Birdbaths, buckets/pails, wheelbarrows and children’s inflatable pools all provide ideal breeding sites for mosquitoes.

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