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West Nile Detected in New Bedford Mosquitos

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Signs of West Nile Virus are popping up all over the Southcoast. The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project says mosquitos carrying the virus have been trapped in Lakeville, Freetown, Swansea, Fall River, Mattapoisett, and now New Bedford. Bristol County MCP

Superintendent Jennifer Dacey tells WBSM’s “Mid-Day Live” so far all trapped infected mosquitos have been of the bird-biting variety.

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The mosquito found in New Bedford with West Nile Virus was trapped north of the Acushnet Cedar Swamp.

Dacey says trucks will spray the North End area early Friday morning, between 2am and sunrise.

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