WILMINGTON, MA — Below is advice from the Wilmington Board of Health published in the most recently Town Topics newsletter:Mosquito and tick season is upon us, the Board of Health would like to remind residents to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to mosquitoes and ticks.MOSQUITOES – Try to avoid outdoor activity during times of day with increased mosquito activity, which is dawn and dusk. Use mosquito repellents containing an EPA-approved active ingredient such as DEET.Residents should wear long sleeved clothing to reduce mosquito access to skin and remove any standing water in your yard, including children’s toys, birdbaths, pots and planters.Wilmington is part of the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project and routine spraying and larvicide treatment is conducted throughout the summer.TICKS – Ticks are prevalent in Wilmington. Ticks like damp, shady, brushy, leafy areas. If you have been in an area where ticks might be present, it is important to check yourself, your family and your pets for ticks every day. Use repellents that contain DEET on your exposed skin and those that contain permethrin on your clothes. When spending time outside, if weather permits, wear long-sleeved, light colored shirts and long pants tucked into your socks.Keep the grass cut short and remove piles of leaves and brush. Talk to your veterinarian about the best ways to protect your pets and livestock from ticks.If you find a tick on yourself, remove it carefully as soon as possible. If you develop a rash or other signs of illness following a tick bite, be sure to contact your health care provider immediately. If you are looking into preventative tick control, check out tick tubes, which may be found online. They work great ridding areas of deer ticks only. Remember deer ticks are the ones that transmit Lyme Disease. If you have been bitten by a tick, log on to the Board of Health website for links to get the ticks tested.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Board Of Health Offers Advice On Mosquitoes & TicketsIn “Government”Wilmington Board Of Health Urges Residents To Use Caution As Mosquitos Test Positive For EEE In AndoverIn “Government”Request A Free Mosquito Spraying From Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project This SeptemberIn “Government”
-Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday alleged that chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has been staging a mockery in the name of dialogue ahead of the 11th parliamentary elections, reports UNB.Speaking at a milad mahfil-cum-commemorating meeting, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi urged the election commission (EC) to work for the restoration of people’s voting rights to gain public confidence instead of making any mockery.”People will consider it as a mockery what’re you [CEC] doing now in the name of dialogue. Stop it, and work for restoring people’s voting rights which will help you gain public trust,” he said.The BNP leader further said, “The CEC said they’ll only consider the suggestions of civil society members which are made in the light of the existing law and the constitution. If this is the case, why did you make a mockery in the name of talks? You shouldn’t have staged such a drama.”Jatiyatabadi Swechchhasebak Dal organised the programme at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, marking the fourth death anniversary of its ex-office secretary Munshi Jamaluddin Ahmed.As part of the roadmap prepared by it, the EC sat with civil society members on 31 July, commencing its around two-month-long talks with different stakeholders about the next general election.Most of the participants suggested the commission earn people’s trust through making their activities visible as an independent body. They also recommended defining army as law enforcers so that they can be engaged in the next polls for holding it in a free and fair manner.Rizvi asked the CEC whether they invited the intellectuals to insult them by ignoring 90 percent of their suggestions. “The election won’t be free and fair, if it is held under the current law and constitution. In fact, you [CEC] don’t have any commitment to holding a fair and impartial election.”He came down hard on the CEC saying Huda is not sincere about holding a credible election as he is a pro-ruling party man. “Your activities give us an impression that you’re plotting to hold a lopsided election to prolong one-party Baksal rule.”The BNP leader alleged that their party has not been allowed to hold any programme in the current month as the ruling party is set to observe the national Mourning Day on 15 August commemorating the brutal killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members on that day in 1975.”Did you make one of the 12 months disappeared from calendar that no other political party can arrange any programme in the month?” he asked the ruling Bangladesh Awami League.Rizvi said ruling party men and law enforcers are obstructing their party’s member collection programmes and attacking their party leaders and activists at different parts of the country.Describing 15 August a tragic incident, he said, “We also say a shocking incident took place in the month of August, and this is also justified that Awami League should observe a mourning day. But obstructing others from holding any programme in the month is an exposure of the party’s Baksal attitude.”
-Terming the Rohingya crisis a national one, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday said it wants a national unity to face the problem instead of doing politic over the issue.”We don’t want to do politics over the Rohingya issue. We think it’s a national crisis and we’ll have to tackle the situation uniting the entire nation,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He came up with the comments while speaking at a discussion programme arranged by BNP at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, marking its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s 10th ‘jail release’ day.The BNP leader said though the government had been playing a silent role over the Rohingya issue, it has now become vocal on the matter as the world community started reacting to it and putting pressure on Myanmar.Making their party’s position clear on the issue, Fakhrul said BNP wants Rohingyas to be given shelter for a temporary period, not permanently, on humanitarian grounds. “Give them food and shelter, and force the Myanmar government to take back its citizens.”He alleged that sending its citizens to Bangladesh by repressing them is an act of aggression by Myanmar against the country’s independence and sovereignty. “The government should take all necessary diplomatic efforts to force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas ensuring their dignity and citizenship.”The BNP leader said the government and its aides have again started a false campaign against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman as people are now taking preparation for the next general election. “There’ll be no use of carrying out propaganda against our leader (Khaleda) since people have given her a place in their hearts.”He alleged that the way Myanmar government is eliminating the Rohingyas, the same way the government is annihilating democratic forces in Bangladesh.Fakhrul alleged that the government is eliminating those who are taking position in favour of democracy and people in a planned way.