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Mosquito Spraying Resumes Wednesday September 21st

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 1:31 pm on September 19, 2011
East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will resume spraying in Framingham, Wednesday, September 21, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will again be spraying for mosquitoes in areas of Framingham beginning Wednesday, September 21, 2011 between dusk and 11:30 PM.

Spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods in the vicinity of Elm Street, Griffin Road, Pinewood Drive, Danforth Street, Lake Street, Old Connecticut Path and Lowther Road.

Spraying will also be done in areas near Irving Street, Arlington Street, Hollis Street, Winthrop Street, Bethany Road, Fay Road, Mt. Wayte Avenue and Dr. Harvey Cushing Way.

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 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 at the Project web site.

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