Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Don't fret if you see a low-flying helicopter in town this week.
If you see a low-flying helicopter this week, don't freak out, officials are spraying a "relatively non-toxic pesticide" for mosquitoes. According to a notice by the Burlington Board of Health, the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over the Vine Brook Swamp adjacent to Terrace Hall Avenue and Woodside Lane in Burlington. The application will take place between April 17 and April 25, the release states. The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low directly over the wetland. According to the Board of Health, residents do not need to take any special precautions for this application. The material to …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The deadline to opt out is March 1. Find out below how to do it.
The Town of Burlington's mosquito spraying program is set to begin in April of this year. What if you don't want your yard sprayed? Well, You Ask, Patch Answers. According to the Town of Burlington's web site, Burlington residents who would like to exclude their property from mosquito control spraying next summer should send a certified letter to the Burlington Town Clerk by March 1. The letter should include your name, address, telephone number and the spray program for which the exclusion is requested. Click here for more information on the town's mosquito spraying program. In addition to the letter, the boundaries of the property should be marked every 50 feet by orange surveyors tape or other appropriate means. The type of markings …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A hot day with a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Snow is likely later today into tomorrow with a possible four to eight inches of accumulation.
Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Wednesday, Feb. 29. Here are 5 things you need to know:
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Several neighborhood will have spraying done between dusk and 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22.
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 Thursday, Sept. 22nd between dusk and 11:30 PM. Spraying is scheduled for streets in the vicinity of Wilmington Road., Westwood St., Upland Road., Fox Hill Road., Skilton Lane, Mill St. and Locust St. 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 …