NORTH ANDOVER — The town will conduct perimeter application of pesticides to athletic fields and parks this evening, starting at 8.
This is a precautionary move, Board of Health Chairman Thomas Trowbridge said.
The West Nile virus has not been detected in North Andover so far this year, but Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control recommended this action.
Pesticide application is weather dependent. The the rain date will be Monday or as conditions allow. Information about the chemicals used will be available on the town and school websites today.