FALMOUTH (CBS) – Spohr Gardens in Falmouth is a secluded oasis, tucked in beside Oyster Pond. It’s additionally a butterfly breeding space.
However Wednesday night time, Spohr Gardens was a part of a mosquito-spraying operation.
“We’ve had three totally different samples from three totally different species come up constructive within the city of Falmouth,” stated Gabi Sakolsky, of the Cape Cod Mosquito Management Challenge.
Jap equine encephalitis is an sickness that’s carried by a number of species of mosquitos. And if simply a kind of mosquitos bites an individual, the outcomes could be catastrophic.
“It’s obtained a really excessive mortality charge,” stated Falmouth’s Well being Agent Scott McGann. “And those that do survive have lifelong results from it.”
The variety of swimming pools testing constructive for EEE-carrying mosquitos in Falmouth is unprecedented.
“I’ve labored for Cape Cod Mosquito Management for 26 years and by no means even thought of truck spraying till this yr,” stated Gabi Sakolsky.