The City of Pittsfield Board of Health reminds residents that requests to have their property excluded from area pesticide spraying administered by Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project must be made to City Clerk Linda Tyer by March 31.
Property owners seeking exclusion must supply the City Clerk with a certified letter providing the name, address, telephone number of the person requesting the exclusion and the address of the property to be excluded.
Requests are submitted to City Hall, Office of City Clerk, 70 Allen St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.
The project may perform ultra low volume mosquito control pesticide applications during the months of June through September, if it is determined necessary to control the mosquito population.
In addition to the written request, property owners seeking out of the program must clearly mark at least every 50 feet with orange surveyors tape or another department approved marking device which clearly defines the area of exclusion.
Information about mosquito disease and how to protect yourself and home is available on the City website, www.cityofpittsfield.org, under the Health Department.
Any resident requesting further information on pesticide application or to obtain application schedules and locations can call the Mosquito Control Project at (413) 447-9808 Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. or email email@example.com.