City of New Britain says as temperatures drop, threat of EEE declines and evening activities can resume

Published on Tuesday, 8 October 2019 20:49
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NEW BRITAIN - The city has released a statement noting that city health officials say as temperatures drop throughout Connecticut, mosquito activity and populations are weakened, further reducing the risk of EEE.

“The first frost over the weekend has definitely helped reduce the mosquito population around our area. Which is why the Director of Health is advising me that city evening activities including school sports can schedule activities past 6 p.m.,” said Mayor Erin Stewart.

The New Britain Consolidated School District will resume regularly scheduled evening events. Despite the reduced concerns, residents are still advised to protect themselves, especially the at risk population including the young and elderly while outdoors when mosquitoes are present by taking personal precautions to prevent mosquito bites. The Health Department continues to recommend individuals involved in outdoor evening activities utilize personal protection including the use of insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors; by wearing long sleeves, pants, and socks when outdoors, especially in evening hours; by repairing damaged widow and door screens; and by removing standing water.

- The City of New Britain

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Tuesday, 8 October 2019 20:49. Updated: Tuesday, 8 October 2019 20:51.