East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply sumithrin in Framingham, Burlington, Wakefield and Reading during the week beginning Monday, July 20, 2020. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.
On Monday, July 20, 2020, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Framingham that are located south of Waverly St. near Fay Rd., Bethany Rd., Winthrop St., Hollis St., Irving St. and Jodie Rd.
On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, spraying will be done in areas of Burlington that are located in the vicinity of Sandra Av., Irene St., Paula St., Beaverbrook Rd., Donald Rd. and Drake Rd.
On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Wakefield that are located south of Rt. 128, east of Main St, north of Water St. and west of Montrose Av.
On Thursday, July 23, 2020, spraying will be done in areas of Reading that are located in the vicinity of Spruce Rd., Margaret Rd., Prospect St., Randall Rd., Oak St. and Sherwood Rd.
If postponed on any night, spraying will be rescheduled for the week beginning July 27, 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.