New Bedford parks to be sprayed for mosquitoes

Fact Sheet: Mosquito-Borne Illnesses and Prevention »

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Now that summer has arrived, several areas of New Bedford will be sprayed to control the mosquito population and reduce the risk of EEE and West Nile Virus.

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will conduct ground spraying between the hours of 2 a.m. and early sunrise Thursday.

The spraying will cover Buttonwood Park, Brooklawn Park, Fort Tabor, Hazelwood Park, Riverside Park, Clasky Park, Ashley Park and the Poor Farm area. Residents in these areas are advised to close their windows Wednesday night.

The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project has been keeping surveillance in the area to track EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes. Mosquito traps are in place to collect additional mosquitoes and mosquito populations will be monitored to assess the efficiency of the spraying efforts.

To request a ground spray, residents can reach the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project at (508) 823-5253, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., or by email at RequestBristolMCP@comcast.net.

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