FRAMINGHAM – The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use truck mounted aerosol sprayers to apply Sumithrin in Framingham on Wednesday night, June 13.
All spraying is done between dusk and 11:30 p.m.
Spraying is planned for neighborhoods of Framingham that are located near Central Street,Prospect Street, Lockland Avenue, Beacon Street, Cherry Street, Hardy Street, Gorman Road, Grant Street,Stonybrook Road, Walnut Street, Maple Street, Temple Street, Mill Street, Belknap Road, Blackberry Lane and Raleigh Road.
Spraying is weather permitting.
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.