FRAMINGHAM – The East Middlesex Mosquito Control is scheduled to use a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to apply “reduced-risk pesticide” to control mosquito populations in the City Monday, August 23. All spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 p.m.
The spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Framingham that are located south of Waverly Street near Fay Road, Bethany Road, Winthrop Street, Hollis Street, Irving Street, Bates Road, and streets in the vicinity of Hickory Hill Lane and Jodie Road.
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, according to the Project.
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.
If postponed due to inclement weather, 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.