State Regulation 333 CMR:13:03 provides a method for homeowners to exclude their property from public area wide pesticide applications.
The regulation requires that residents send a certified letter to the town or city clerk by March 1st of each year. The certified letter should specify: your name, address, telephone number, the names of all abutters, and the spray program for which the exclusion is requested.
In addition the boundaries of the property must be marked every 50′ by orange surveyors tape or other appropriate means.
Questions regarding the regulation can be answered by calling the Massachusetts Pesticide Bureau at (617) 626-1781.
Questions on pesticide applications by the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project can be answered by calling (781) 899-5730.