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Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Sudbury

Published on Friday, 7/14/2017 12:00 am | by Health Department | Automatically Archived on 7/21/2017

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The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes in neighborhoods of Sudbury using truck mounted aerosol sprayers on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18. All spraying starts after dusk and concludes by 11:30.

On Monday, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods located near Landham Rd., Woodside Rd., Raymond Rd., Dudley Rd., Goodman’s Hill Rd. and Indian Ridge Rd.
On Tuesday, spraying is planned for streets in the vicinity of Powder Mill Rd., Powers Rd., Dakin Rd., North Rd., Ford Rd., Mossman Rd., Haynes Rd. and Pantry Rd.

If spraying is postponed on either night, it will be re-scheduled for Thursday, July 20.

The Project uses a spray formulation containing the pesticide product, Anvil, to control mosquitoes. Anvil contains the pesticide Sumithrin, which is a 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. Beekeepers do not need to take any special precautions, because spraying begins after dusk.

Information regarding the schedule and areas to be sprayed is available via a recorded message at 781-893-5759 and at the Project’s website at 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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