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Mosquito Spraying July 11th & 12th, 2012

July 6, 2012 (3:51 pm EST)
Filed under: Home & Garden by News Staff
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 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 via a recorded message at 781-893-5759 and at the Project web site at:




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