A number of cities and towns local to me have begun aerial spraying to combat the threat of EEE and West Nile Virus that mosquitoes bring. While this is a great thing, there are precautions that officials warn you take during the spraying, and some of them affect pets.
During spraying, people are urged to:
- Close windows
- Shut off air conditioning
- Bring pets inside
It is also suggested that you wash any items left outside during spraying before using them again. This includes patio furniture, fruits and vegetables, pet bowls and pet toys.
Keep an eye on your local news station, newspaper or city website and be sure to keep your family and your pets safe during aerial spraying.