41 Pleasant Street
Searles Building, 2nd Floor
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Monday, July 25, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Methuen to Conduct Citywide Spraying for Mosquitoes
METHUEN — The City of Methuen announces that it will be conducting a citywide spraying for mosquitoes on Wednesday, July 27 beginning at 9:00 p.m. in an effort to reduce the number of mosquitoes in the area.
Recent weather conditions have been ideal for mosquito growth. The spraying will begin on the borders of Methuen and continue into the center of the City.
As a precautionary measure, residents and their pets should remain inside during this controlled operation. Close your windows if you live near the road and shut off ground or street level air conditioners. In the event of excessive wind or inclement weather, spraying will not be conducted.
The application will be made using truck-mounted ultra-low volume equipment that dispenses a very fine mist of the pesticides Duet or Zenivex. Duet is a d-phenothrin/prallethrin and piperonyl butoxide based pesticide product that is used to control mosquitoes in outdoor residential and recreational areas. Zenivex contains a pesticide called Etofenprox, a member of the category of pesticides called non-ester pyrethroids and is considered a reduced risk pesticide by USEPA.
For more information, please visit the City’s website www.cityofmethuen.net or call the Methuen Health Department at 978-983-8655.