Spray Scheduled for the Week Beginning July 12, 2021

Published July 9, 2021 | East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project | Updated July 23, 2021 | Automatically Archived on 7/24/2021

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East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project


The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Zenivex E4 (EPA Reg No. 2724.807) at a rate of 1 oz per acre in Burlington, North Reading, Bedford and Sudbury. Spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 PM.


On Monday, July 12, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Burlington that are located in the vicinity of Mill St., Locust St., Peach Orchard Rd., Keans Rd. and Hampden Av.


On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of North Reading that are located near Gloria Ln., Park St., Winter St., Birch Rd., Viewcrest Rd. and Grant St.


On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Bedford that are located west of North Road, north of Concord Road and in the vicinity of Gould Road and Hayden Lane.


On Thursday, July 15, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Sudbury that are located south of Route 20.


If any of the nights are postponed, the area will be rescheduled for the following week.


The mosquito control product being used is Zenivex E4 (EPA Reg No. 2724.807), and it’s being applied at 1 oz per acre. Zenivex E4 is a non-ester pyrethroid and is classified by the EPA as a reduced risk pesticide. Mosquito control applications of Zenivex E4 do not pose a significant risk to people or their pets due to the low toxicity 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 dusk. Zenivex E4 biodegrades rapidly and doesn’t build up in the environment.


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/