East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply sumithrin in Sudbury, Bedford and North Reading during the week beginning Monday, July 13, 2020. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.
On Monday, July 13, 2020, spraying is scheduled for areas of Sudbury that are located in the vicinity of Powder Hill Rd., Powers Rd., Dakin Rd., North Rd., Ford Rd., Mossman Rd., Haynes Rd., Pantry Rd., Morse Rd. and Thompson Dr.
On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 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 Pine Hill Rd.
On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, spraying is scheduled for areas of Sudbury that are located in the vicinity of Belcher Dr., Hampshire St., Grindstone Ln., Atkinson Ln., Intervale Rd., Howell Rd. and Barton Dr.
On Thursday, July 16, 2020, spraying is scheduled for areas of North Reading that are located in the vicinity of Nutter Rd., Southwick Rd., Spruce Rd., Stevens Rd., Lloyd Rd. and Pomeroy Rd.
If postponed on any night, spraying will be rescheduled for the week beginning July 20, 2020.
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 sunset.
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/