Mosquito Spraying in Framingham Thursday

FRAMINGHAM – Mosquito spraying planned for Framingham on Thursday, August 22.

Outdoor movie night will NOT take place at Bowditch Field. The City is working on plans to move it inside. SOURCE will update when there are more details released.

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Sumithrin in Framingham on Thursday, August 22, spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 PM.

On Thursday, August 22, spraying is scheduled for areas of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of Bishop Street, Harrison Street, Phelps Road, Union Avenue, Maple Street, Winter Street and Berkshire Road.

If spraying on Thursday is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Monday, August 26.

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, said the press release.

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, said the press release.

Beekeepers do not need to take any special precautions since spraying begins after dusk, said the press release.

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: Phone: 508-315-7176

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