Mosquitoes

 

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District provides mosquito control activities, education and outreach throughout the year to Foxborough and 24 other Towns and Cities found within Norfolk County.  Their website is the go-to source for all local area spraying and relative information.

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Most popular information sought out by Residents related to the NCMCD:


1.  Tire Recycling Program:
To request tire pick-ups, contact the NCMCD directly at 781-762-3681.  There are guidelines Property Owner must adhere to - Find these on the NCMCD homepage.
2.  I'd like my property to get sprayed.  How do I request that? Service requests must be made with NCMCD directly, by 10AM on Tuesday (for Foxborough locations).
3.  How do I know if my street will get sprayed? Option #1:
Check out the Spray Route in relation to your street address.  Spray routes are available after 3:30PM on the scheduled spray date.  Just type in your address on the top of the map.Option #2:
Register/Sign up for the "automated notification system" where an e-mail will be sent to you when your recorded address is within 300 feet of the scheduled spray route for that evening.  Call NCMCD directly at 781-762-3681 to get registered.  THIS MUST BE DONE ANNUALLY.
4.  How do I request an "Exclusion from Wide Area Pesticide Applications" for my property?Request must be made ANNUALLY and is through the Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources.
5.  Aren't there certain locations that can't be sprayed?  Do I have to shut my windows?  What about my bees?These questions and others are answered in the FAQs of the NCMCD website.
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2020 Seasonal Aerial & Aerosol Applications - Notifications

May 13, 2020 - Notice of Late Evening Aerosol ULV Application
*Late evening, ground ULV aerosol application may occur between sunset and midnight, Monday through Thursday from May 26, 2020 through October 23, 2020 (weather permitting).  For more information about these annual routine applications, check out the FAQs above or go straight to the NCMCD website. 
April 28, 2020 - Aerial application over wetlands by helicopter
*Aerial larvicide application over area wetlands will be occurring beginning in the afternoon of April 28th and continue into April 29th (weather permitting).  These applications will be conducted by low flying helicopter.  For a map of the target area, click the link above.
April 6, 2020 - Notice of Aerial Larval Control Application
*Potential low flying helicopter application to be conducted between April 13 and May 1. 
**Information (changes) related to 2020 applications due to COVID-19**

February 20, 2020 - Notice of Aerial Larval Control Application (Target: Large Wetland Areas) - Norfolk County
*Potential application to be conducted between April 6 and October 31
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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)

PreventionMA DPH EEE Prevention Infographic

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Ticks

Tick Identification Card 

Get your tick tested!!!
Click for more information!


Image depicting the lifecycle of a black legged tick
Life Cycle of a Black-legged tick - Ticks are often associated with transmission of lyme disease.

Did you know? 
1.  Ticks are not born with the lyme disease agent, they must acquire it from a host while feeding.  
2.  Ticks cannot fly or jump.  Ticks wait for their hosts on leaves and grass securing themselves with their back legs while their upper legs are stretched out.  As a host brushes past, the tick will affix itself and look for a spot to feed!
 
General information about ticks and tick-borne diseases (MA DPH)

 
2019 Monthly Tick Reports

Do a Tick Check Daily!
(Kid-friendly infographic)