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The Board of Health and Health Department are responsible for addressing the health needs of the community. Traditional duties include site evaluation for subsurface sewage disposal, permit/licensing and inspections of food service establishments, summer camps, public swimming pools, stables, massage therapists, tanning salons, septic installers and haulers, septic system and private well installations, and supplying community-based nursing and mental health care services, as well as involvement in environmental health issues such as housing code violations, mosquito control, hazardous waste, animal/rabies control, public ground water supplies and emergency preparedness.

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East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project Mosquito Spray Schedule

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes in neighborhoods of Sudbury using truck mounted aerosol sprayers on Monday, July 30th and Tuesday, July 31st between dusk and 11:30 PM.

On Monday, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods that are located near Concord Rd., Morse Rd., Clark Rd., Maynard Rd., Hudson Rd., Fairbanks Rd., Dutton Rd., Pratts Mill Rd., Peakham Rd., Old Lancaster Rd., Horse Pond Rd., Prides Crossing Rd. and Bigelow Drive.  If spraying is postponed or if any streets are not sprayed on Monday, then spraying will be re-scheduled for Tuesday night.       

The Project uses a spray formulation containing the pesticide, sumithrin, to control mosquitoes.  Sumithrin is a synthetic pyrethroid that is classified as slightly toxic by the EPA.  Mosquito control applications of sumithrin do not pose a significant risk to people or their pets due to the low toxicity of sumithrin and the small amount used to control mosquitoes.  As with any pesticide, people should minimize exposure.  If residents see a spray truck approaching, they are advised to go indoors for a couple of minutes while the spray dissipates.  Residents are also advised to close windows facing the street.

If residents have any questions related to the spraying or any questions on mosquitoes, call the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.

For more information about the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project visit their website at http://sudbury.ma.us/services/health/emmcp/.

Friday, July 27, 2012

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