The Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes in neighborhoods of East Boston using a truck mounted aerosol sprayer on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 between dusk and 11:30 PM. Spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods located near Orient Heights including streets in the vicinity of Orient Ave., Boardman St., Andrew Rd. and Horace St. If spraying is postponed for any reason, it will be rescheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
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 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.
If residents have any questions related to the spraying or any questions on mosquitoes, call the Suffolk County Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.
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