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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Detected in Mosquito Pools

More Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Detected in Mosquito Pools; Limited Aerial Spraying Planned for Aug. 22 & 27

Weather permitting, aerial spraying of the pesticide Anvil 10+10 (Sumithrin) for the Whiting area is being planned by Health and Agriculture officials in coordination with local officials and the Agency of Natural Resources.

The area to be treated is limited to a two mile radius centered around the swampy area north of Stickney Road in Whiting. This area is sparsely populated. The spraying operation will be managed by the Agency of Agriculture.

Details about the operation are available at the Vermont Department of Health.

Covering your hives after the workers return in the evening would help protect the bees from any potential accidental exposure.

The chemical should be sufficiently dissipated by morning to remove the covers and allow the bees to go about their business.

Details on the spray plan along with a map of the affected area are available here.