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 Bedford, Burlington, Framingham and North Reading. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.
On Monday, August 2, 2021, spraying is scheduled for all roads (except exclusions) within the town of Bedford.
On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Burlington that are located in the vicinity of Lexington St, Pleasant St., Partridge Ln, Glendale Rd., and Eugene Rd. Spraying will also occur in the vicinity of Wilmington Rd., Drake Rd., Hart St., Sarah St., Sandra Av., Irene St., and Phyllis Av.
On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of Amy Rd., Grove St., Woodmere Rd., Lanewood Av., Flanagan Dr., Nixon Rd., Woodstock Dr., Wayside Inn Rd., James St., Lillian Rd., Crestwood Dr., Ruth Dr., Morse Rd., Norman Dr., Randy Rd. and Gibbs St.
On Thursday, August 5, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of North Reading that are located in the vicinity of Ridgeway Rd., Stevens Rd., Maple Rd., Oakdale Rd., Bishops Way, Darrell Dr., Orchard Dr., Shasta Dr., Angel Rd., Brassie Way and Hickory Ln.
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/