The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Sumithrin in Framingham, Bedford and Sudbury during the week beginning Monday, August 12, 2019. Spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 PM.
On Monday, August 12, 2019, mosquito spray is scheduled for two sections of Framingham.
Section #1 – Neighborhoods south of Waverly St. near Fay Rd., Bethany Rd., Winthrop St., Hollis St., Irving St. and Jodie Rd.
Section #2 – Neighborhoods in the vicinity of Rolling Dr., Foxhill Rd., Grove St., Woodmere Rd. and Nancy Ln.
If spraying is postponed, section #1 will be rescheduled for Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Section #2 will be rescheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, spraying is scheduled for areas of Bedford that are located in the vicinity of Concord Rd., Davis Rd., Carlisle Rd., North Rd., Wildwood Dr. and Gould Rd.
If spraying on Tuesday is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, spraying is scheduled for areas of Bedford on that are located in the vicinity of Fletcher Rd., Cross St., Wiggins Ave., Washington St., Fern Way, and Shawsheen Rd.
If spraying on Wednesday is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2019.
On Thursday, August 15, 2019, spraying is planned for areas of Sudbury that are located near Powder Mill Rd., Powers Rd., Dakin Rd., North Rd., Ford Rd., Mossman Rd., Haynes Rd., Pantry Rd., Morse Rd. and Thompson Dr.
If spraying is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Monday, August 19, 2019.
The Project uses a spray formulation that contains 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 their exposure. If residents see a spray truck approaching, they are advised to go indoors for a few minutes while the spray dissipates. Residents are also advised to close windows. Beekeepers do not need to take any special precautions since spraying begins after dusk.
If residents have any questions related to mosquitoes or mosquito control, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730. The spray schedule can be found at the Project website at http://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/