The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Department of Agricultural Resources have announced plans for additional aerial spraying to combat mosquitos carrying the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus.
Communities that are scheduled to be partially or fully sprayed beginning on Sept. 10 and into next week include:
- Norfolk County: Bellingham, Franklin, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Medfield, Walpole, Wrentham, Foxborough, Sharon, Norwood, Westwood, Dover, Needham, Wellesley
- Middlesex County: Ashland, Hopkinton, Holliston, Sherborn, Framingham, Natick, Wayland, Sudbury, Maynard, Stow, Hudson, Marlborough, Weston
- Worcester County: Berlin, Boylston, Northborough, Westborough, Shrewsbury, Grafton, Upton, Milford, Hopedale, Mendon, Blackstone, Millville, Uxbridge, Douglas, Northbridge, Sutton, Millbury, Auburn, Oxford, Webster, Southborough, Bolton, Clinton, West Boylston, Worcester, Charlton, Dudley, Leicester, Harvard
Here’s a map showing which part of Wellesley will be in the spray zone. You can plug an address into this interactive map to get more specific spray coverage info.
The town of Wellesley issued an update on EEE on Monday, saying it had no plans to spray but that things could change based on risk levels. Concerned citizens had been circulating a petition/letter urging town officials to spray sooner than later.