June 29 2020

Mosquito Spraying in Burlington Scheduled for This Week


There will be mosquito spraying in Burlington this Thursday. 


The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to control mosquitoes in Burlington on Thursday, July 2. Spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 p.m..


The areas of the planned spraying are located in the vicinity of Mill Street, Locust Street, Peach Orchard Road, Keans Road and Hampden Avenue. 


If postponed, spraying will be rescheduled for the week beginning July 6.


According to the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project, they use 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,” a release states. “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.”


However, as with any pesticide, people should minimize their exposure, the release advises. 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.


If residents have any questions related to mosquitoes or mosquito control, they can contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730. The spray schedule can be found at the Project website at http://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/. 


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