Mosquito Spraying Planned at Pachaug State Forest

Connecticut plans to conduct mosquito control spraying in parts of Pachaug State Forest considered to be at high risk for mosquito-borne illnesses.

Spraying will be conducted Monday at Mount Misery campground, the nearby horse camp, and roads leading from the main forest entrance to Hell Hollow Road. Spraying will begin at 7 p.m., weather permitting. It will continue overnight and roads will be closed to vehicular traffic.

The state's mosquito management program, an interagency response to mosquito-borne diseases, says there's a high concentration of mosquitoes in the area infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus and West Nile virus.

The state is using the pesticide called Anvil. Officials say the location is not a residential area and those living in surrounding areas do not need to take precautions during the spraying.

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