SUDBURY – Starting the week of May 29, the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use truck mounted aerosol sprayers to apply Sumithrin in Sudbury between dusk and 11:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, May 30, spraying is scheduled for areas of Sudbury that are located near Dutton Rd., Barton Dr., Moore Rd., Willis Lake Dr., Hudson Rd., Maynard Rd., Willis Rd., Ruddock Rd. and Belcher Dr.
On Thursday, May 31, spraying is planned for areas of Sudbury that are located near Powder Mill Rd., Powers Rd., Dakin Rd., North Rd., Ford Rd., Mossman Rd., Haynes Rd., Pantry Rd., Morse Rd. and Thompson Dr.
If spraying is postponed, it will be re-scheduled for Monday, June 4.
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.
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.