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, Waltham, Framingham and Reading. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.
On Monday, August 9, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Burlington that are located in the vicinity of Mill Street, Locust Street, Peach Orchard Road, Keans Road, Hampden Avenue and Mountain Road. Spraying will also occur in the vicinity of Meadowvale Avenue, Glenwood Street, Ledgewood Drive, Nevada Road and Oak Knoll Street.
On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Waltham that are located west of Bacon Street between Plympton Street and Curve Street. Also, streets in the vicinity of Lincoln Street, Hillcrest Road, Brewster Road and Leitha Drive.
On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of Harrington Road, Hill Drive, James Street, Gregory Road, Savoy Road, Griffin Road, Doris Road and Swanson Road. Also streets in the vicinity of Riverpath Drive, Meadow Street, Mayflower Road and Delmar Avenue. Also streets in the vicinity of Highgate Road, Prospect Street, Lockland Avenue, Morse Road, Antrim Road, Carver Road and Debra Lane.
On Thursday, August 12, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Reading in the vicinity of Grove Street, Lowell Street, Franklin Street (west of Main Street), Van Norden Road, John Carver Road, Locust Street, Bancroft Street and Prospect Street.
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/