A truck-mounted mosquito spray application is scheduled for tonight, Sept. 11, in the following areas:
Holmes Road neighborhoods south from Lori Court to the Lenox Line; roads between West Street and Gale Avenue/railroad line from Fort Hill Avenue to Merriam Street; Wahconah, Clapp, Kirvin and Fred Garner parks.
Spraying may be rescheduled for Thursday evening due to rain.
A map of scheduled spray areas is available on the City of Pittsfield website at www.cityofpittsfield.org. Spray application will be done by the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project between the hours of 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Residents may want to take the following steps to avoid unnecessary exposure to the product: Close windows and doors and turn off air conditioners on the street side of property; stay inside during application period; rinse produce with water; remove laundry from clotheslines.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in samples of mosquitoes collected in Pittsfield in recent weeks.
To request no-spraying on your property, can call the BCMCP or send a request via email including name and property address to email@example.com.
For more information contact the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project at (413) 447-9808.
For more information about mosquito borne viruses call the Pittsfield Health Department at (413) 499-9411 or visit www.cityofpittsfield.org or the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website at http://www.mass.gov/dph/wnv.