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 Framingham, North Reading and Bedford. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.
On Monday, August 23, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Framingham that are located south of Waverly Street near Fay Road, Bethany Road, Winthrop Street, Hollis Street, Irving Street and Bates Road. Also streets in the vicinity of Hickory Hill Lane and Jodie Road.
On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of North Reading that are located in the vicinity of Gloria Lane, Park Street, Winter Street, Birch Road, Viewcrest Road and Grant Street. Also streets in the vicinity of Anthony Road, Shady Hill Drive, Westward Circle, Wyoming Avenue, Oscars Way and Maple Road.
On Thursday, August 26, 2021, spraying is scheduled for areas of Bedford in the vicinity of Washington Street, Winthrop Avenue, Marion Road, Evergreen Avenue, Short Street, Alaska Avenue, Ridge Terrace, Dunelm Road, Ledgewood Drive, Meadowbrook Road and Sweeney Ridge Road.
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/