The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply sumithrin in Burlington, Sudbury and Reading during the week beginning August 3, 2020. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.
On Monday, August 3, 2020, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods 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 Tuesday, August 4, 2020, spraying will be done in areas of Sudbury that are located near Landham Rd., Woodside Rd., Raymond Rd., Old Lancaster Rd., Goodman’s Hill Rd., Lancaster Rd., Nobscot Rd. and Tall Pine Dr.
On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Sudbury that are located in the vicinity of Howell Rd., Austin Rd., Barton Dr., Oakwood Av., Reeves St., Pratt’s Mill Rd. and Evergreen Rd.
On Thursday, August 6, 2020, spraying will be done in areas of Reading that are located north of Salem St., and east of Main St.
If postponed on any night, spraying will be rescheduled for the week beginning August 10, 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/