Tips for residents during aerial spraying
BOSTON -- State officials plan to use aerial spraying methods over cities and towns in southeastern Massachusetts on Thursday and Friday night.
Residents in those areas are urged to take precautions for the spraying:
-- Keep windows closed and fans off. Shut off air conditioners unless they have a setting for re-circulating indoor air.
-- Keep pets, livestock and other domestic animals indoors during spraying to minimize their risk of exposure.
-- Wash any homegrown fruits or vegetables before eating. If skin or clothes or other items are exposed to the sprayed pesticide, wash with soap and warm water.
More information on EEE and the use of aerial spraying is available at www.mass.gov/dph.
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