For the week beginning July 16th, 2018, the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use truck mounted aerosol sprayers to apply Sumithrin in Bedford, North Reading, Reading, Sudbury and Wakefield. All spraying is done between dusk and 11:30.
On Monday, July 16th, spraying will be done in areas of Sudbury that are located in the vicinity of Landham Rd., Woodside Rd., Raymond Rd., Nobscot Rd., Goodman’s Hill Rd., and Old Lancaster Rd. Spraying will also be done in areas of Sudbury that are located in the vicinity of Powder Mill Rd., Powers Rd., Dakin Rd., North Rd., Ford Rd., Mossman Rd., Haynes Rd., Pantry Rd., Morse Rd. and Thompson Dr.
On Tuesday, July 17th, spraying will be done in areas of Wakefield that are located in the vicinity of Lowell St., Pleasant St., Vernon St., New Salem St., Butler St., Montrose Ave., Water St., Nahant St. and Farm St. Spraying will also be done in areas of Wakefield in the vicinity of Spring St., Greenwood St., Forest St., Meriam St., Oak St. and Harrison Ave.
On Wednesday, July 18th, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Reading that are located in the vicinity of Van Norden Rd., Causeway Rd., Glen Rd., Longwood Rd., Bancroft Rd., Green St., Belmont St. and Grove St.
Also on Wednesday, July 18th, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of North Reading that are located between Main St. and the border with Wilmington. In addition spraying will be done near Pluff Ave., Pomeroy Rd. and Winter St.
On Thursday, July 19th, spraying is scheduled for areas of Sudbury that are located near Dutton Rd., Barton Dr., Moore Rd., Willis Lake Dr., Hudson Rd., Maynard Rd., Willis Rd., Ruddock Rd. and Belcher Dr.
Also on Thursday, July 19th, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Bedford that are located near Concord Rd., Davis Rd., Carlisle Rd. North Rd. and Huckins Farm.
If spraying is postponed on any of the nights, it will be rescheduled for the week beginning July 23rd, 2018.
The Project uses a spray formulation containing the pesticide product, Anvil, to control mosquitoes. Anvil contains the pesticide Sumithrin, which is a 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. Beekeepers do not need to take any special precautions because spraying begins after dusk.
Information regarding the schedule and areas to be sprayed is available via the Project’s website at https://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/ 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 further information, call 781-899-5730.