WAKEFIELD — The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes using truck mounted aerosol sprayers in the Greenwood section of Wakefield on Tuesday, June 30, between dusk and 11:30 p.m.
Areas to be sprayed are located in the vicinity of Spring Street, Greenwood Street, Forest Street, Meriam Street, Oak Street and Harrison Avenue.
The Project uses a spray formulation containing the pesticide, sumithrin, to control mosquitoes. Sumithrin is a synthetic pyrethroid that is classified as a slightly toxic pesticide 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. If residents see a spray truck approaching, they are advised to go indoors for a couple of minutes while the spray dissipates. Residents are also advised to close 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 website at https://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/ If residents have any questions related to spraying or any questions on mosquitoes, call the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.
Published in the June 29, 2015 edition