Derry to Spray Fields After EEE Infects Local Horse

A second spraying of town recreational fields, parks and public areas was scheduled to take place Wednesday, Sept. 18, after the Nutfield News went to press, after a horse infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was found in Derry.
Derry Health Officer Paul Raiche said the spraying by Dragon Mosquito Control was planned for the evening of Sept. 18.

The spraying was set for Barka School, Derry Village School, East Derry Memorial School, Grinnell School, Gilbert H. Hood Middle School, South Range School, West Running Brook Middle School, Alexander-Carr Park, Don Ball Park, MacGregor Park, Rider Fields, Veterans Field, Pinkerton Academy, and the Pinkerton Practice Field.
The fields were to be closed during spraying and would reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.
The insecticides Duet (prallethrin & sumithrin), and CrossCheck (bifenthrin) were to be used to control adult mosquitoes. No town-wide road spraying is scheduled.