Mosquito Info

Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a growing risk in Southeastern Massachusetts this summer, and the Provincetown Health Department encourages people to take steps to avoid mosquito bites. EEE is a rare but serious and potentially fatal disease that can affect people of all ages. 

This year, on Aug. 3, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported the first human case of EEE, in neighboring Plymouth County. Last year there were a total of 12 human cases in Massachusetts, and EEE was found in mosquito samples in both Truro and Wellfleet. 

All residents are urged to use repellent when outdoors, drain standing water where mosquitoes breed, and repair screens in doors and windows.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions advice from Mass DPH and here for a Public Health Fact Sheet about mosquito repellents. 

From the Provincetown Health Department:

Click here for EEE FAQ. 

Click here for Pesticides FAQ and here for Complaints about Pesticide Use.

BUG OFF! Click here for expert discussion of mosquitoes and ticks hosted by Wellfleet Health Department.

Other resources: Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension information about ticks.