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The Department of Public Health has notified Weston's Board of Health that the risk level for the EEE virus has been raised to a moderate risk for Weston. This means there is EEE in our area - not necessarily in the Town of Weston but the situation should be taken seriously and precautions to avoid mosquito bites should be taken. Please know, mosquitoes in Weston are tested frequently by the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project and a truck-mounted treatment was conducted the week of August 26th in northern sections of Weston.
The recommendation to protect yourself is:
However, given the recently upgraded high and critical levels of our neighboring communities, Weston's Board of Health is issuing the following additional recommendations for residents, until a killing frost occurs:
Additional measures all residents should consider taking:
Use EPA-registered ingredient:
according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.