FRAMINGHAM – The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project to use truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to apply “reduced-risk pesticide” to control mosquito populations in the City Monday, July 26 in the Coburnville-Tripoli neighborhoods.
Areas to be sprayed include South of Waverly Street near Fay Road, Bethany Road,Winthrop Street, Hollis Street, Irving Street, and Jodie Road
All spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 p.m.
The mosquito control product being used is Zenivex E4 (EPA Reg No. 2724.807), and it’s being applied at one ounce per acre. Zenivex E4 is a non-ester pyrethroid and is classified by the EPA as a reduced-risk pesticide. Mosquito control applications of Zenivex E4 do not pose a significant risk to people or their pets due to the low toxicity 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. Zenivex E4 biodegrades rapidly and therefore doesn’t build up in the environment.
If postponed, spraying will be rescheduled for the following week.
If residents have any questions related to mosquitoes or mosquito control, contact the East Middlesex
Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.