The Maynard Health Division is working with East Middlesex Mosquito Control to schedule the treatment of Maynard fields. We will provide an update as soon as the treatment is scheduled.
The treatment will target large vegetation surrounding the fields. This product leaves a residue that can kill mosquitoes for multiple days as they land to rest.
The pesticide that will be used is Mavrik Perimeter, with active ingredient tau-fluvalinate EPA# 2724-478.
The Town of Maynard is currently at a high risk threat level from the State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE).
Although EEE virus has not been isolated in Maynard at this time, the virus has been found in several towns surrounding our community. As such, it is vital that residents take all steps necessary to avoid mosquito bites, whether at home or when visiting communities with elevated EEE risk. The threat is expected to remain elevated until the first hard frost of the year, which typically occurs in October. All residents are strongly urged to follow the recommendations listed below to protect themselves and their loved ones from illness caused by mosquitoes. The following recommendations are being made to reduce potential exposure:
- Wear mosquito repellent Products with 30% DEET, Permethrin, Picardin or oil of lemon eucalyptus are the most effective
- Be aware of peak mosquito hours. Mosquitoes are most active from dusk to dawn
- Drain standing water on your property Mosquitoes lay eggs in standing or stagnant water
- Wear long sleeves and long pants Covering skin will limit potential exposure
- Avoid outside areas with obvious mosquito activity
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control and Suffolk County Mosquito Control is a great resource, visit https://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/
Please visit http://www.mosquitoresults.com/ page for the latest mosquito risk results.
Please visit this site for fact sheets related to EEE: https://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis/index.html