The following was submitted by the East Middlesex Mosquiote Control Project.
Notice of Planned Mosquito Control Application
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes using truck mounted aerosol sprayers in neighborhoods of Waltham on Thursday, July 12th between dusk and 11:30 PM. Areas to be sprayed are located in the vicinity of Bacon St. between Totten Pond Rd. and Plympton St., areas off Trapelo Rd. between Smith St. and Kingston Rd. and areas off Lake St. between Silver Hill Lane and Indian Rd.
The Project uses a spray formulation containing the pesticide, sumithrin, to control mosquitoes. Sumithrin is a pyrethroid 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 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 any windows facing the street.
Information on the spray schedule is available via a recorded message at 781-893-5759 and at the Project’s website at www.sudbury.ma.us/services/health/emmcp/ If residents have any questions related to spraying or any questions on mosquitoes, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.