July 8 2019

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled for Tuesday in Burlington



The Town of Burlington will be spraying for mosquitos through Tuesday, July 9.


The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes using a truck mounted aerosol sprayer in neighborhoods of Burlington. All spraying will begin at dusk and will end by 11:00 p.m. 


This Tuesday the areas to be sprayed are north of Burlington Mall Road, east of Middlesex Turnpike, south of Bedford Street and west of Cambridge Street. If spraying is postponed it will be rescheduled for Wednesday, July 10.


The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project uses a spray formulation containing the pesticide product Anvil to control mosquitoes. Anvil contains the pesticide, sumithrin, which is a pyrethroid that is classified as slightly toxic by the EPA. The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project explains on their website. 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, the project warns. If residents see a spray truck approaching they are advised to go indoors and close any windows facing the street for a couple of minutes while the spray dissipates. 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 the Project’s website at https://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/.  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.


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