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UPDATE: 2009 Mosquito Spraying

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 1:19 pm on July 22, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be spraying for mosquitoes in areas of Framingham on Thursday, July 23rd and Monday, July 27th. All spraying is done between between dusk and 11:30 PM.

On Thursday, July 23rd, spraying is scheduled for streets in the vicinity of Elm St., Griffin Rd., Pinewood Dr., Danforth St., Lake St., Old Connecticut Path, Summer St., Beacon St., Lockland Ave. and Prospect St.

On Monday, July 27th, spraying is scheduled for areas of Framingham that are located in the vicinity of Hartford St., Gorman Rd., Guadalcanal Rd., Mt. Wayte Ave., Long Ave., Singletary Way, Old Worcester Rd., Temple St., Ellis St., Little Tree Lane, Irving St., Hollis St., Winthrop St. and Fay Rd.

The Project uses a spray formulation that contains the pesticide product, Anvil, to control mosquitoes. Anvil contains the pesticide, sumithrin, which is a pryethroid 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 their 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.

If residents would like to exclude their property from the spraying or have any questions related to mosquitoes or mosquito control, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.

Information on the spray schedule is available via a recorded message at 781-893-5759 and at the Project web site at: www.town.sudbury.ma.us/services/health/emmcp

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