Mosquito Spraying in Framingham Week of August 12

FRAMINGHAM – The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Sumithrin in Framingham on Monday, August 12, spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 p.m.

Section #1 – Neighborhoods south of Waverly Street near Fay Road, Bethany Road, Winthrop Street, Hollis Street, Irving Street, and Jodie Road.

This will be the second time this year for spraying in these neighborhoods.

Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were detected in Framingham earlier this summer.

Section #2 Neighborhoods in the vicinity of Rolling Drive Foxhill Road, Grove Street, Woodmere Road, and Nancy Lane. 

If spraying is postponed, section #1 will be rescheduled for Tuesday, August 13.

Section #2 will be rescheduled for Wednesday, August 14.

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. 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.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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