SUDBURY – The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to control mosquitoes in Sudbury on Monday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 15.
Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 p.m.
On Monday, July 13, spraying is scheduled for areas of Sudbury that are located in the vicinity of Powder Hill Road, Powers Road, Dakin Road, North Road, Ford Road, Mossman Road, Haynes Road, Pantry Road, Morse Road, and Thompson Drive.
On Wednesday, July 15, spraying is scheduled for areas of Sudbury that are located in the vicinity of Belcher Drive, Hampshire Street, Grindstone Lane, Atkinson Lane, Intervale Road, Howell Road, and Barton Drive.
If postponed on either night, spraying will be rescheduled for the week beginning July 20.
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 sunset.
If residents have any questions related to mosquitoes or mosquito control, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.