East Mosquito Control Project To Spray 3 Nights in Framingham After West Nile Virus Detected

FRAMINGHAM – The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will use truck-mounted aerosol sprayers to apply Sumithrin in Framingham for three nights after five traps in Framingham were discovered to have mosquitoes with West Nile Virus.

. All spraying is scheduled to be done between dusk and 11:30 p.m.

  • On Monday, August 27, spraying is planned for neighborhoods in Framingham that are located near Grant Street, Aberdeen Road, Jean Street, Kellogg Street, Debra Lane, Highgate Road, Morse Road, and Randy Road.
  • On Tuesday, August 28, spraying is planned for neighborhoods 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.
  • On Thursday, August 30, spraying is scheduled for areas of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of Stillmeadow Way, Duggan Drive and Cahill Park. Spraying will also be done in areas south of Waverly Street near Fay Road, Bethany Road, Winthop Street, Hollis Street and Irving Street.

If spraying should be postponed for any reason on Monday or Tuesday, it will be rescheduled for Wednesday, August 29, 2018. If spraying is postponed on Thursday, it will be rescheduled for the following week.

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control 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. 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. Information on the spray schedule is available at the Project website at http://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/

More information about the pesticide Sumithrin is available on the Mosquito Control Project Website: https://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/admosqpest/

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project was established in 1945 as a Trust Agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Project provides mosquito control services to 26 participating communities located west and northwest of Boston. The governing body of the Project is the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Commission which is comprised of one representative from each municipal government. The Commission selects five of its members to serve on an Executive Committee, which meets on a regular basis. Funding is comprised entirely of voluntary appropriations that originate from the municipal budgets of the participating communities.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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