Spraying for mosquitoes is planned for Tuesday night in both Hamilton and Wenham. An animal-biting mosquito recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Hamilton, according to the Board of Health.
Hamilton Town Manager announced the spraying in a Connect-CTY call on Monday evening to town residents. The spraying will happen along Essex Street and streets to th east of Essex Street between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Tuesday night.
In Wenham, there has been no positive test for EEE or West Nile Virus but Health Agent Greg Bernard said spraying is planned anyway as a precautionary measure on Tuesday night, also from 8 p.m. on Tuesday through 2 a.m. on Wednesday.
"The targeted areas will include areas along Route 97 from Topsfield to Beverly, Cherry Street to Main Street, Pleasant Street including the Pleasant Pond area, and Grapevine Road east of Essex Street to ," Bernard said in a written announcement on Monday.
"Ground application by use of truck spraying will be performed," the announcement stated. "No aerial spraying is planned at this time."