The following is a legal notice.
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes using truck mounted aerosol sprayers in neighborhoods of Waltham on Wednesday, June 17th between dusk and 11:30 PM. Areas to be sprayed are located near Bacon St. between Plympton St. and Curve St., areas off Forest St. in the vicinity of Pigeon La., Doty St. and Temple Rd. and areas near Beaver St. If spraying is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Thursday, June 18th.
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. Beekeepers do not need to take any special precautions since spraying begins after dusk.
Information on the spray schedule is available via a recorded message at 781-893-5759 and at the Project’s website at https://sudbury.ma.us/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. (****Firefox users will require additional end user steps to print or submit this form by email.****)
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