Tuesday, September 11, 2012
All schools in the Medfield Public School system will be sprayed in the early morning hours on Thursday as a precautionary measure.
Norfolk County Mosquito Control will spray the areas around the Medfield Public Schools on Thursday, Sept. 13 between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Superintendent Robert Maguire told the Medfield School Committee at its meeting on Monday that the school department is taking steps to protect students against Eastern Equine Encephalitis and the West Nile Virus. According to the NCMC's latest weekly report, neither virus has been identified in Medfield. The areas around all five schools will be sprayed. "Given the concern that we have about the seriousness of the diseases, we believe this is a prudent action," Maguire said. He said the pesticide the NCMC will use "dissipates immediately, in something like 15 minutes, and doesn't leave toxicity." "Its …
Monday, August 20, 2012
The following is a blog posted by Selectman Osler "Pete" "Peterson regarding the beaver dam trouble on the Stop River. Norfolk County Mosquito Control addresses issue of mosquitos.
Editor's Note: This appeared on Peterson's blog on Friday, Aug. 17. Mosquitoes and Beaver Ponds Emails from Stagecoach Road resident to Norfolk County Mosquito Control, their reply, and Mike Sullivan's cover email to selectmen re same, all about the different types of mosquitoes at the beaver's pond. There is really detailed information available at the state website link provided. *** Below is a response from Caroline Haviland regarding species of mosquitos and habitats. Norfolk County started breeching the dam today and will continue for as long as it takes. Hope no one misses Lake Beaver. On the other hand, if they're really "eager beavers" they may put the lake back next week. Mike Sullivan I apologize for the delay in responding to …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The state warns surrounding towns to take precautions after this year's first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis was detected in mosquitoes in Easton on Monday.
The Medfield Board of Health received this press release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Thursday. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) [on Wednsday] announced that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year in testing done at the State Laboratory Institute. The mosquito samples were collected on July 9 in the town of Easton in Bristol County. Two of the four positive mosquito samples are in a mammal-biting kind of mosquito, a point of particular concern to health officials. “Today is our first indication this year that EEE is circulating in our environment, and it’s circulating early,” said DPH State Epidemiologist Dr. Al DeMaria. “…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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