Mosquito Spraying Planned for July 22 and 23

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

East-Msex-Mosquito-Control-The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes in neighborhoods of Bedford using truck mounted aerosol sprayers on Wednesday, July 22nd and Thursday, July 23rd   between dusk and 11:30 PM.

  •  On Wednesday, July 22: Spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods located in the vicinity of Concord Rd., Davis Rd., Carlisle Rd., North Rd., Huckins Farm, Sweetwater Ave., Wildwood Dr. and Pine Hill Rd.
  • On Thursday, July 23: Spraying is planned for areas near Fletcher Rd., Dunster Rd., Hartwell Rd., South Rd., Wiggins Ave, Pine St. and Woodland Rd.

The Project sprays for mosquitoes using the pesticide, sumithrin, in a product called Anvil.  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 couple of minutes while the spray dissipates.  Residents are also advised to close windows facing the street.  Beekeepers do not need to take any special precautions since spraying begins after dusk.

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

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