FRAMINGHAM – The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will use a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to apply “Reduced-risk Pesticide” to control mosquito populations in the City of Framingham on Monday, August 30.
Areas to be sprayed include South of Waverly Street (Route 135) 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
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, said the press release.
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 residents have any questions related to mosquitoes or mosquito control, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.