Suffield Schools Spraying for Mosquitoes Amid EEE Concerns

Suffield Public Schools is the latest district to spray its grounds for mosquitoes amidst concerns over Eastern Equine Encephalitis or EEE. 

They contracted TruGreen to spray at 4 a.m. on Friday morning, prior to the school day starting. 

The district has also adjusted high school sports schedules so the games end prior to dusk. 

Parents who spoke with NBC Connecticut said they are concerned about EEE and they are glad the district is being proactive. 

“I think it’s the right thing to do, keep us safe, keep the kids safe,” said Steve Sheldon, a parent of a Suffield HS student.

Learn about the symptoms of EEE and treatment here.

Mosquitoes are cold-blooded and cold air from winter will slow them down and decrease their activity.  The first frost of the season will help put them into a deep-sleep or hibernation, but true relief won't come until a true freeze.

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