Welcome to Freetown

As one of the oldest communities in the United States, we are proud of our rich history.  The citizens of Freetown cherish its charm and attractions and hope that you will too.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Virus Confirmed in Freetown

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A bird biting mosquito was found to be infected with West Nile Virus in a trap in East Freetown.

An EEE infected mosquito was found in the East Freetown area.

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****For Information on EEE and West Nile from MA DPH please click the link below****

http://www.mass.gov/dph/mosquito

Avoid Mosquito Bites

  • Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours - The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes.  Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning.  If you are outdoors at any time and notice mosquitoes around you, take steps to avoid being bitten by moving indoors, covering up and/or wearing repellant.
  • Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites.  Although it may be difficult to do when it's hot, wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquites away from your skin.
  • Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors.  Use a repellent with DEET, Permethrin, Picaridin, IR3535, or Oil of lemon eucalyptus according to the instructions on the product label.  DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children.  Oil of lemon eucalyptis should not be used on children under three years of age.  Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to skin.  

                             Help Control Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.  Removing standing water is the easiest way to prevent breeding around your home.

  • Flush bird baths, wading pools and water troughs weekly.
  • Keep trash cans covered or put holes in the bottom so water can drain out.
  • Remove all artificial containers from your property.
  • Store children's toys insdie if they can catch water.
  • Ornamental pools should have an aerator or water should be changed often.  They can also be stocked with fish that can eat mosquito larvae.

Contact the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project for more information