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Mosquito Control by Helicopter in Framingham

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 1:45 pm on April 18, 2014
East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project

East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project conducting helicopter application of biological larvicide in Framingham April 22-29, 2014.

Framingham, MA - The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over wetland areas located in Framingham.

Wetlands currently being evaluated for this application are located by Angelica Dr., Callahan State Park, Fairbanks Rd. and Palmer Rd. The application will take place between April 22nd and April 29th, 2014.
The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low directly over the wetlands.
Residents do not need to take any special precautions for this application.
The material to be applied Bti,  (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis), is a natural bacterium found in soil.
The EPA classifies Bti as a relatively non-toxic pesticide. Bti is considered a target selective and environmentally compatible pesticide that affects mosquito larvae and a few closely related aquatic insects in the fly family.
Once applied Bti stays suspended in water for 24 to 48 hours and then rapidly biodegrades as it settles to the bottom. The Bti product name is VectoBac G, (EPA Reg. #73049-10).
For further information, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at (781) 899-5730.
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Mosquito Spraying July 11th & 12th, 2012

Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff at 3:51 pm on July 6, 2012
East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project

East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project spraying resumes in Framingham.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be spraying for mosquitoes in areas of Framingham on Wednesday, July 11th between dusk and 11:30 PM. If spraying is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Thursday, July 12th.

Spraying is scheduled for streets in the vicinity of Summer St., Cherry St., Hardy St., Beacon St., Lockland Ave. and Prospect St. Spraying is also planned for areas near Irving St., Hollis St., Winthrop St. , Bethany Rd. 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 ...[read more]


2009 Mosquito Spraying in Framingham

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 10:53 am on July 6, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be spraying for mosquitoes in areas of Framingham on Wednesday, July 8th and Thursday, July 9th All spraying is done between between dusk and 11:30 PM.

On Wednesday, July 8th, 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 Thursday, July 9th, 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 synthetic 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.

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

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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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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