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Mosquito Spraying Happening Tonight, Tomorrow

Several neighborhood will have spraying done between dusk and 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18.

The following is an advisory from the Town of Burlington:

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes in neighborhoods of Burlington using truck mounted aerosol sprayers on Tuesday, July 17th and Wednesday, July 18th between dusk and 11:30 PM.

On Tuesday, spraying is scheduled for areas in the vicinity of Wilmington Road, Fox Hill Road, Skilton Lane, Mill Street and Locust Street. On Wednesday, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods located between Cambridge Street and the Middlesex Turnpike. In addition spraying is scheduled for streets in the vicinity of Muller Road and Eugene Road. If spraying is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Thursday night.

The Project uses a spray formulation containing the pesticide, sumithrin, to control mosquitoes. Sumithrin is a synthetic 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 couple of minutes while the spray dissipates. Residents are also advised to close windows facing the street.

Information regarding the schedule and areas to be sprayed is available via a recorded message at 781-893-5759 and at the Project’s website.

If residents have any questions related to the spraying or any questions on mosquitoes, call the Burlington Health Dept. at 781-270-1955 or the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781- 899-5730.

Darlene Hopkins July 18, 2012 at 04:11 PM
We get reverse 911 calls for just about everything going on in town, why can't we be called when they are planning to spray poison at our houses?
Eileen Ferren July 19, 2012 at 03:55 AM
I was walking my dog down a dead end street when the truck flew by us spraying and turned around at the end. I had to go back up the same street after they just sprayed. Not very happy!!!

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