Information about Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and mosquito control.
Guide EEE in Massachusetts
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Aerial Mosquito Spray Map
Information about aerial spraying for emergency mosquito control is available on the 2020 Massachusetts Aerial Mosquito Spray Map, from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR).
Additional information is provided in these FAQs:
EEE Risk Map
Routine mosquito testing began in June and will continue through October. The Department of Public Health in partnership with Local Mosquito Control Projects is conducting comprehensive surveillance activities.
View the latest Massachusetts EEE Risk Map to see areas at critical, high, and moderate risk.
Learn about EEE
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus that can affect people of all ages. EEE is generally spread to humans through the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. EEE can cause severe illness and possibly lead to death in any age group; however, people under age 15 are at particular risk. EEE does not occur every year, but based on mosquito sampling, a high risk of occurrence of human cases currently exists.
Additional Resources for Learn about EEE
Press releases related to EEE
For information on EEE, contact the DPH Division of Epidemiology (617) 983-6800 or visit the DPH website at www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito.
For general information on mosquito control, contact the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board at (508) 281-6786.
For questions regarding your area, contact your local health department.
For questions about aerial spraying, contact MDAR Crop and Pest Services at (508) 281-6786.