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West Nile Virus Detected In Pittsfield

A map of the the one-mile radius around Garland Avenue designated for truck-mounting spraying on Tuesday, August 23 at 10 p.m.
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The one-mile radius around Garland Avenue designated for truck-mounting spraying on Tuesday, August 23 at 10 p.m.

The state of Massachusetts has detected West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in Pittsfield. Action is being taken to limit the potential for human infection.The Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project has scheduled a truck-mounted spraying starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday. The area includes streets within a one-mile radius of Garland Avenue. The rain date is Wednesday.

Click here for a map of the spray area.

The city of Pittsfield on Friday said regular monitoring of mosquitoes detected the presence of West Nile Virus, most commonly spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. The city is urging people to use repellants, wear long sleeves and pants and remove standing water near homes to reduce the risk of being bitten.

To request no spraying on your property you can call the mosquito control project at 413-447-9808 or send a request via email including name and property address to berkmc@bcn.net.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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