The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes using truck mounted aerosol sprayers in neighborhoods of Waltham on Monday, July 22nd between dusk and 11:30 PM. Areas to be sprayed are located near Bright St., Willow St., Grove St., Chaffee Ave., Beal Rd., Warren St. and Marlborough Rd. In addition spraying will be done near Prospect Hill Rd. and areas off Bacon St. between Guinan St. and Curve St. If spraying is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Tuesday, July 23rd.
The Project uses a spray formulation containing the pesticide, sumithrin, to control mosquitoes. Sumithrin 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 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 any windows facing the street.
Information on the spray schedule is available via a recorded message at 781-893-5759 and at the Project’s website at www.sudbury.ma.us/services/health/emmcp/ If residents have any questions related to spraying or any questions on mosquitoes, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.
Waltham Partners with: The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project
Questions on pesticide applications by the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project can be answered by calling 781-899-5730. Questions on the exclusion process, which is based on regulation 333 CMR:13:04 of the Massachusetts Pesticide Board, can be answered by calling 617-626-1784.
Waltham residents who would like to exclude their property from mosquito control spraying next summer should submit the following application to the Waltham City Clerk.
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