AYER — Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project personnel will be in town to investigate residents ‘complaints about mosquitoes on Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27.
The above dates are subject to change due to weather conditions, mosquito populations, mosquito virus activity and/or special event spraying. This program will shut down when cool night time temperature becomes predominant in this area.
A detailed notice about the spray schedule is posted on the CMMCP phone system after 3:30 p.m. each day, and is also listed on its website.
Complaints about mosquitoes may be registered by calling the CMMCP office at 508-393-3055 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The results of an investigation may warrant the use of a mosquito insecticide to defined, site-specific areas of the town. Such an application may be accomplished by using hand or truck-mounted equipment, depending on the extent of the application.
According to law, “No intentional application of pesticides shall be made to private property which has been designated for exclusion from such application by a person living on or legally in control of said property.” Notices were sent to all city and town clerks in February to alert them of the pesticide exclusion process; CMMCP will continue to accept exemptions during the spray season. Residents should contact their town or city clerk for information on the exclusion process, or may contact the CMMCP office during business hours or apply for an exclusion through its website.