The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply sumithrin in Sudbury, Bedford, Framingham and North Reading during the week beginning August 10, 2020. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.
On Monday, August 10, 2020, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods 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. This is a make-up date for the spray that was cancelled due to high winds on Tuesday, August 4.
On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, spraying will be done in areas of Bedford that are located in the vicinity of Concord Rd., Davis Rd., Carlisle Rd., North Rd., Wildwood Dr. and Gould Rd.
On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of Woodland Dr., Spruce St., Anderson Rd., Lowther Rd., Debra Ln., Morse Rd., Lockland Av. and Prospect St.
On Thursday, August 13, 2020, spraying will be done in areas of North Reading that are located near Foley Dr., Chestnut St., Williams Rd., Angel Rd., Fieldstone Way and Bishops Way.
If postponed on any night, spraying will be rescheduled for the week beginning August 17,
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.