Stay indoors: Mosquito spraying set for Friday

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Truck spraying for mosquitoes (via Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control & Wetlands Management)

IPSWICH — With the town classed as a high-risk area for EEE, mosquito spraying has been scheduled for Friday evening.

The application of insecticide is part of an effort to reduce the chances of people contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) from mosquito bites.

“Town-wide truck spraying with the adulticides Duet and Zenivex E4 will be conducted in Ipswich on Friday, September 20, 2019, starting at 6:45 p.m. and ending when the temperature drops below 56 degrees Fahrenheit,” the town’s public health department announced late today.

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“If it is raining, spraying cannot occur. Residents are requested to stay inside during the scheduled spray,” it added.

After Ipswich and Topsfield were classed as high-risk communities, both towns restricted use of their parks, particularly after dark.