FRAMINGHAM – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts was scheduled to spray parts of City of the Framingham via a plane on Monday night.
And on Tuesday, August 27, the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Sumithrin in Framingham at dusk.
Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus were detected earlier this summer in Framingham.
The state raised the alert for mosquitoes to high for EEE after someone contracted EEE in Grafton earlier this month.
Spraying is scheduled for Daniels Road, Angela Road, Doris Road,Paxton Road, Saybrook Road, Meadow Street, and Bellefontaine Avenue.
If postponed, spraying will occur on Thursday, August 29.
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, said the Project.
If residents have any questions related to mosquitoes or mosquito control, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730. at http://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/