The following is an announcement from the town of Wakefield:
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes using truck mounted aerosol sprayers in neighborhoods of Wakefield on Wednesday, August 22 between dusk and midnight. Spraying is scheduled for streets located north of Prospect St. and north of Salem St. If spraying is postponed, it will be re-scheduled 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 a slightly toxic pesticide 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. 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 on the spray schedule is available via a recorded message at 781-893-5759 and at the Project web site at www.sudbury.ma.us/services/health/emmcp/ If residents have any questions related to spraying or any questions on mosquitoes, call the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781- 899-5730.