East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project Press Release

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The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
State Reclamation & Mosquito Control

Board East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project
11 Sun Street
Waltham, MA 02453-4101
Phone: 781-899-5730
Fax: 781-647-4988
webmaster@sudbury.ma.us

June 2, 2011

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be spraying for mosquitoes in Sudbury on June 9th between dusk and 11:30 PM. Neighborhoods to be sprayed are located in the Pine Lakes area, near Moore Rd., Fairbank Rd., Morse Rd. and areas north of Marlboro Rd. If spraying is postponed for any reason, it will be rescheduled for June 13th. Spraying may be repeated during the summer when survey traps indicate high populations of mosquitoes. Information regarding the schedule and areas to be sprayed will be available on the Sudbury website at sudbury.ma.us/emmcp.

The Project uses a spray formulation that contains the pesticide, sumithrin, to control mosquitoes. Sumithrin is a synthetic pyrethroid that is classified as slightly toxic by the EPA. Mosquito control applications of sumithrin do not pose a significant risk to people or their pets due to the low toxicity of sumithrin and the small amount used to control mosquitoes. As with any pesticide, people should minimize 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 facing the street. Beekeepers do not need to take any special precautions since spraying does not begin until dusk.

MosquitoQuestions related to spraying or questions on mosquitoes can be answered by calling the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.

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