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Posted on: September 20, 2019

What You Should Know About Truck Spraying in Ipswich

Town wide truck spraying will be conducted by Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District in Ipswich on Friday, September 20, 2019 starting at 6:45 pm and ending when the temperature drops below 56 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is raining, spraying cannot occur. Residents are requested to stay inside during the scheduled spray.

The materials to be applied are Zenivex E4-RTU (EPA Reg# 2724-807) and Duet (EPA registration # 102117958329).  These are mosquito adulticides that provide quick, permanent knockdown and reliable control of adult mosquito populations in any mosquito habitat flying at the time of application. The Safety Data Sheets and Product Labels can be viewed at https://www.nemassmosquito.org/public-education/pages/adulticide

The vehicles used will be mid-sized white trucks, will be marked with the NEMMC seal and will be driving slowly through the town with lights activated. Residents and pets should remain indoors while the vehicle is operating in these designated areas. Air conditioners can remain ON. Please close doors and windows street side, you can reopen within ½ hour after truck passes. People are asked to stay inside for 30 minutes after the truck has been in their area or until the temperature falls below 56 F. 

Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District follows the labeling restrictions of the materials used to protect bees.  If you have any questions regarding bees, insects or chemical sensitivity, please contact Taryn LaScola, Pesticide Board, Division of Crop and Pest Services and Apiary Program, at 617-626-1776. 

Any exemptions for pesticides are no longer in effect due to the risk of EEE.

For further information, contact the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District at 978-352-2800.              

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