Portsmouth To Spray For Mosquitoes This Thursday
For the first time in 20 years, the state will allow a Rhode Island town to spray for mosquitoes.
The state of Rhode Island will allow the town of Portsmouth to spray for mosquitoes this Thursday — a first for any town since 1996, according to "The Providence Journal."
The town of Portsmouth, with permission from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), will conduct adult spraying for mosquitoes on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 7 to 11 p.m.
The spraying is weather permitting, according to a press release from the town.
Narragansett Pest Control will use a broad spectrum adulticide, Anvil 10+ 10- ULV. The spraying will be conducted through the Norseman, Viking, Valhalla, Common Fence and Island Park neighborhoods.
Any resident that objects to the spraying can opt out by calling the Mosquito Hotline at 643-0281 by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
Residents are asked to close their windows and keep them closed during the spraying process.
For questions about the adulticide being used, residents may call the Rhode Island Department of Health hotline at 401-222-5690 to answer questions between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.