Postponed: Future Date TBD - Truck mounted mosquito spray scheduled for Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Truck mounted mosquito spray scheduled

for Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

     On Tuesday, July 17th, spraying will be done in areas of Wakefield that are located in the vicinity of Lowell St., Pleasant St., Vernon St., New Salem St., Butler St., Montrose Ave., Water St., Nahant St. and Farm St. Spraying will also be done in areas of Wakefield in the vicinity of Spring St., Greenwood St., Forest St., Meriam St., Oak St. and Harrison Ave.​

​The 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. 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 because spraying begins after dusk.

Information regarding the schedule and areas to be sprayed is available via 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. ​

Brian Farless, Superintendent

East Middlesex Mosquito Control and Suffolk County Mosquito Control
11 Sun St, Waltham, MA 02453