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Posted on: September 25, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Mosquito Spraying 9/25 Evening

Important message regarding the mosquito spraying for EEE that will be held this evening, weather permitting.

Westerly is scheduled to have aerial spraying this evening at some point between 6:30 pm and the early morning. The aircraft will be flying low.

The pesticide being used is regulated and has been extensively tested. It is being used at very low concentrations. No adverse health effects are associated with its use for mosquito control.

However, it is generally good for people to limit their exposure to pesticides when possible. While spraying is occurring, it is best to err on the side of caution and limit time outdoors, bring any pets inside, and keep your windows closed. For more information visit RI DEM’s website at

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