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Spraying for mosquitoes continues in Southeastern Mass.

Organic farmers express worries

As the state conducted aerial pesticide sprayings in 21 Southeastern Massachusetts communities to combat mosquitoes that may carry Eastern equine encephalitis, David Hanson, co-owner of Hanson Farm in Bridgewater, said he is pleased there will be fewer bugs to battle.

“When you’re working outside all the time, in the evening when we still have a couple hours of work to do and the conditions are right, the mosquitoes are overwhelming,” he said.

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