The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over large wetlands in Wayland. Areas currently being evaluated include Pod Meadow and wetlands near Claypit Hill Rd., Deer Run, Forty Acre Dr., and Plain Rd. The application will take place between April 19 and April 27. The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low directly over the wetlands. Residents do not need to take any special precautions for this
The material to be applied Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis) is a natural bacterium found in soil. The EPA classifies Bti as a relatively non-toxic pesticide. Bti is considered a target selective and environmentally compatible pesticide that affects mosquito larvae and a few closely related aquatic insects in the fly family. Once applied Bti stays suspended in water for 24 to 48 hours and then biodegrades as it settles to the bottom. The Bti product name is VectoBac G (EPA Reg. #73049-10).
For further information contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at 781-899-5730.
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
STATE RECLAMATION & MOSQUITO CONTROL BOARD
EAST MIDDLESEX MOSQUITO CONTROL PROJECT
11 Sun Street, Waltham, MA 02453-4101
Phone: 781-899-5730 Fax: 781-647-4988
NOTICE OF AERIAL PESTICIDE APPLICATION
Date of Notice: 4/18/2017
Purpose of control program: To control spring floodwater mosquito larvae at 2,049 acres in the East Middlesex and Suffolk County Mosquito Control Projects area.
Method of Application: Helicopter application of Vectobac G granules at a rate of 5 lbs./acre.
Area of Application: Wetlands greater than 2 acres in size located in Bedford, Belmont, Boston, Burlington, Framingham, Lexington, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Sudbury, Wakefield, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston and Winchester.
Date and time of application: Daylight hours during the period 4/19/2017 – 4/27/2017.
Pesticide product and EPA Registration Number: Vectobac G, EPA Registration #7304-10.
Aerial Applicator: JBI Helicopters
For additional information contact: David Henley, Superintendent
Contact telephone number: 781-899-5730