UPDATE- Mosquito Spray Schedule

Published on Wednesday, 9/7/2011 11:00 pm | by Health Department | Automatically Archived on 9/15/2011

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The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes in neighborhoods of Sudbury using truck mounted aerosol sprayers on Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14th between dusk and 11:30 PM.  On Tuesday areas to be sprayed are located near Powder Mill Rd., Powers Rd., Dakin Rd., Pantry Rd., Haynes Rd., Mossman Rd., Willis Rd., Morse Rd. and Thompson Dr.

On Wednesday night areas to be sprayed are located near Raymond Rd., Woodside Rd., Landham Rd., Pelham Island Rd., Goodman’s Hill Rd. and Indian Ridge Rd.  If spraying is postponed on either night, it will be re-scheduled for Thursday night.  

The Project uses a spray formulation containing 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 couple of minutes while the spray dissipates.  Residents are also advised to close windows facing the street.

Information regarding the schedule and areas to be sprayed is available at the Project's website at http:///services/health/emmcp/  If residents have any questions related to the spraying or any questions on mosquitoes, call the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730

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