FRAMINGHAM – The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be spraying for mosquitoes in Framingham on Wednesday, July 19.
The spraying will begin after dusk and end by 11:30.
Areas to be sprayed are located near Walnut Street, Oaks Road, Prospect Street, Central Street, Lockland Avenue, Beacon Street, Cherry Street and Foster Drive.
If spraying postponed, due to weather, it will be rescheduled for Thursday night.
The Project uses a spray formulation that contains 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 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 facing the street. Beekeepers do not need to take any special precautions since spraying begins after dusk.
If residents have any questions related to mosquitoes or mosquito control, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.