Published in the July 28, 2015 edition
WAKEFIELD — The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes using truck mounted aerosol sprayers in Wakefield on Wednesday, July 29, and Thursday, July 30.
All spraying is done between dusk and 11:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, spraying is scheduled for areas near Hopkins Street, Parker Road, Elm Street, Prospect Street and Winn Street.
On Thursday, spraying is planned for areas near Lowell Street, Pleasant Street, Vernon Street, Salem Street, Preston Street, Butler Avenue and Montrose Avenue.
Spraying will also be done in areas of Greenwood located near Spring Street, Greenwood Street, Forest Street, Meriam Street, Oak Street and Harrison Avenue.
The Project uses a spray formulation containing the pesticide product, Anvil, to control mosquitoes. Anvil contains the pesticide, sumithrin, which is a 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.