For the third time this summer, spraying for mosquitoes will happen on Monday night in Hamilton.
Health Agent Leslie Whalen said on Saturday that mosquitoes have tested positive for both West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. A Connect-CTY phone call also wnet out to town residents on Sunday afternoon.
“As a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne illness, targeted truck spraying in the area along Highland Street and roads west of Highland Street will be conducted in Hamilton on Monday, Sept. 10 between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. - weather permitting,” she said in announcing the latest spraying. “Residents in the targeted areas are asked to stay indoors during the spraying.”
The spraying will not happen if it is raining or the temperature is below 60 degrees.
Monday night’s forecast call for a dry evening with temperatures dropping from a daytime high of 70 into the 40s by daybreak on Tuesday.
Additional mosquito traps will be placed around Hamilton to continue to test for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
Previously, there has been spraying twice after .
Anybody who does not want their property sprayed can fill out a form and submit it to the Board of Health at .
The Board of Health offers this tips for Monday evening in the area where spraying is scheduled to occur: Additional steps that can be taken to minimize or avoid exposure when truck spraying is scheduled to take place include:
• People with asthma and/or other respiratory conditions may wish to stay indoors, since it is possible that if exposure to pesticide spray occurred, it could aggravate those conditions. These individuals may want to consult their physician for further advice.
• Keep windows closed and fans off. Shut off air conditioners unless they have a setting for recirculating indoor air.
• Rinse any homegrown fruits and vegetables with water as is typically done before cooking or eating them.
• Keep pets indoors during spraying to minimize their risk of exposure.
• If skin and/or clothes or other items are exposed to the sprayed pesticide, wash with soap and water.
• If the spray gets in your eyes, immediately rinse them with water or eye drops, and call your doctor.