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Mosquito Spraying Planned for Hyde Park

(FILES) - A file photo taken on September 2, 2010 shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito that can spread dengue fever, at an entomology laboratory in Fort-de-France, in the French overseas department of Martinique. France's health minister warned on July 10, 2014 of a serious epidemic in the Antilles and French Guiana after 33 deaths were reported in connection with the chikungunya virus. A virus with effects similar to those of dengue which appeared on the island in December 2010. AFP PHOTO / PATRICE COPPEEPATRICE COPPEE/AFP/Getty Images
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The Boston Public Health Commission and the Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project are planning to spray a pesticide in parts of Hyde Park Monday to control the mosquito population in the area.

Starting at dusk, trucks containing the pesticide sumithrin are expected to spray near Dale Street, Deforest Street, Austin, Street, and Gordon Avenue.

Sumithrin will be used in small amounts that are not considered hazardous to humans or pets, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. Still, residents are advised to stay indoors during the spraying to minimize their exposure.

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For a full list of upcoming sprayings, including any changes due to weather, visit the Boston Public Health Commission’s Mosquito Control site.

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