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Mosquito Spraying Notice - Monday August 1st

Filed under: General Interest by News Staff at 1:45 pm on July 29, 2005

FRAMINGHAM, MA - On Monday, August 1st between dusk and 11 PM, the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes in Framingham using truck mounted aerosol sprayers. Areas to be sprayed include neighborhoods located off Old Connecticut Path on the north side of the Mass. Turnpike, School St., Elm St., Joseph Rd., Griffin Rd. and Eaton Rd. In addition neighborhoods that are located south of Waverly St. will be sprayed. If spraying is postponed for any reason, it will be rescheduled for Tuesday night.

The Project uses a spray formulation that contains the pesticide product, Scourge to control mosquitoes. Scourge contains the pesticide, resmethrin, which is a synthetic pyrethroid that is classified as a slightly toxic pesticide by the EPA. Mosquito control applications of resmethrin do not pose a significant risk to people or their pets due to the low toxicity of resmethrin 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 windows facing the street.

A recorded message providing the spray schedule is available at 781-893-5759. If residents have any questions related to the spraying or any questions on mosquitoes, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.

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