The Auburn Board of Health is notifying the community that due to the weather, the scheduled spray event for this evening Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by the Central Mass Mosquito Control Project has been rescheduled now to Thursday, September 27, 2018 after sunset.

This spray event is in response to a confirmed West Nile Virus mosquito sample that was confirmed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health last week, and the spraying is needed in the area of concern to help mitigate the threat of West Nile Virus in town. Again, Central Mass Mosquito Control will conduct the spray event Thursday, September 27, 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.