Mosquito Spraying being done NEXT week

Mosquito Spray Notice
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to apply Sumithrin in Burlington on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.  All spraying is done between sunset and 11:30 PM.

Spraying will be done in areas of Burlington that are located in the vicinity of Sandra Av., Irene St., Paula St., Beaverbrook Rd., Donald Rd. and Drake Rd.
If postponed, spraying will be rescheduled for the week beginning July 27, 2020.

 East Middlesex uses a product called 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, since spraying begins after sunset.

If residents have any questions related to mosquitoes or mosquito control, contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730. The spray schedule can be found at the Project website at