The mission of the Reading Board of Health's is to protect and promote the health and well-being of the Citizens of Reading and the quality of the environment.
Truck mounted mosquito spray scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
On Wednesday, July 18th, spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Reading that are located in the vicinity of Van Norden Rd., Causeway Rd., Glen Rd., Longwood Rd., Bancroft Rd., Green St., Belmont St. and Grove St.
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 https://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/ 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.