State officials have announced plans to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes in sections of southeastern Massachusetts. Spraying is expected to begin this Thursday, August 8th. Read the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR)’s press release for more information:’s Summer 2019 Guide to Aerial Mosquito Control:

Despite reassurance from state agencies that aerial spraying of pesticides is safe, we continue to have concerns of its effects to our ecosystem. Read more about How JRWA Combats Mosquitoes and Steps to Avoid Wide-Area Pesticide Application, including, from the State of Massachusetts, information on How to Request Exclusion from Wide Area Pesticide Application.