Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck-mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Sumithrin in Bedford on Tuesday and Wednesday night next week. Spraying will be done between dusk and 11:30 PM.

Tuesday, August 13

Spraying is scheduled for areas that are located in the vicinity of Concord Rd., Davis Rd., Carlisle Rd., North Rd., Wildwood Dr and Pine Hill Rd. If spraying on Tuesday is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Wednesday, August 14

Spraying is scheduled for areas that are located in the vicinity of Fletcher Rd., Cross St., Wiggins Ave., Washington St., Fern Way, and Shawsheen Rd. If spraying on Wednesday is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Thursday, August 15, 2019.

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control 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.

Beekeepers do not need to take any special precautions since spraying begins after dusk.

The weekly spray schedule can be found on the Project website at https://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/. 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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