The Massachusetts Department of Public Health notified the Auburn Board of Health that there was a West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample from a testing area in the Northeast quadrant of Town. The risk level for West Nile Virus in Auburn is moderate due to recent West Nile Virus activity.

In response to this notification the Board of Health has coordinated with Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control to spray the area of concern to help mitigate the threat of West Nile Virus. The spraying will be done Tuesday, July 24, 2018 after sunset.

Residents can follow these spray precautions:

You may close street facing windows and keep pets inside between sunset and midnight if possible to allow a more thorough application. Accidental exposures should not cause any significant concerns. No precautions are needed the day after the application, all residues will have evaporated.

For more information, visit the Town’s web site at http://www.auburnguide.com.

Additional information, including all WNV and EEE positive results, can be accessed from the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at http://www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito.

For questions regarding the spraying you may contact Central Mass Mosquito Control Project at 508-393-3055 or the Auburn Board of Health at 508-832-7703.