The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply sumithrin in Bedford, Framingham, Burlington and Reading during the week beginning Monday, July 6, 2020. Spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 PM.
On Monday, July 6, 2020, spraying will be done in areas of Bedford that are located in the vicinity of Washington St., Marion Rd., Short St., Alaska Av., Dunelm Rd., Ridge Ter., Meadowbrook Rd. and Sweeney Ridge Rd.
On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, spraying will be done in areas of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of Savoy Rd., Clara Rd., Swanson Rd., Riverpath Dr., Maymont Dr., Karal Dr., Norman Dr., Brookfield Ter. and Meadow Ln.
On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, spraying will be done in areas of Burlington that are located in the vicinity of Evelyn St., Partridge Ln., Independence Dr., Elm Av., Meadowvale Av., Evergreen Av., Lantern La., Wing Ter. and Eugene Rd.
On Thursday, July 9, 2020, spraying will be done in areas of Reading that are located in the vicinity of Oak St., Prospect St., Randall Rd. and Margaret Rd. Spraying will also be done in the vicinity of Libby Ave., Putnam Rd., Eastway and Range Rd.
If postponed on any night, spraying will be rescheduled for the week beginning July 13, 2020.
East Middlesex uses a product called 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, 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/