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Helicopter Mosquito Spraying Coming to Boston Area

The sprayings will take place in mid-April and again after flooding summer rains.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Helicopters will be spraying BTI in the Boston area to control mosquito populations.

The sprayings will occur in mid-April and again after flooding summer rains, according to a notice from the East Middlesex and Suffolk County Mosquito Control Projects.

The sprayings will be conducted over specific large wetlands in: Bedford, Belmont, Burlington, Concord, Framingham, Hyde Park, Lexington, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Newton, North Reading, Reading, Sudbury, Wakefield, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, West Roxbury, Weston and Winchester.

The trade name of the BTI formulation is Vectobac G (EPA Reg. #73049-10), according to the notice.

The EPA has a general BTI fact sheet here.

For more information, residents are asked to contact David Henley at 781-899-5730.

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