IPSWICH — The Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District conducted truck-based mosquito spraying at several schools and locations in town this week as a preventive measure.
Monday, Aug. 1, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., a white, mid-sized pickup truck with an NEMMC seal drove through designated areas with yellow lights activated while spraying barrier and adulticide sprays. The areas treated were::
• Town Hall Fields, 25 Green St.
• Ball Fields, 65 Mile Lane
• Winthrop School, 65 Central St.
• Doyon School, 216 Linebrook Road
• Ipswich High & Middle School, 134 High St.
• Giles Firman Park, 94 Country Road
• Bialek Park, 17 Linebrook Road
• Father Ryc Park, 29 Kimball St.
• Benjamin Howe Memorial Park, 11 Howe St.
• Great Neck Park, 128 Littleneck Road
• Daniel Boone Park, 35 Spring St.
• Pony Express Fields, 2 Candlewood Road
The materials that are applied at those locations are:
• Suspend Polyzone; EPA Reg# 432-1514; Active Ingredient: Deltamethrin 4.75%.
• Suspend Polyzone is long-lasting, up to 90 days, and is an effective residual barrier formulation that controls adult mosquitoes, even in warmer and wet environments. The Safety Data Sheet and product label can be viewed at https://www.nemassmosquito.org/public-education/pages/adulticide
• Zenivex E4-RTU; EPA Reg# 2724-807; Active Ingredient: Etofenprox (CAS #80844-07-1) 4%.
• Zenivex E4 RTU mosquito adulticide is a high efficacy, reduced risk adulticide that provides quick, permanent knockdown and reliable control of adult mosquito populations in any mosquito habitat flying at the time of application. This product contains no synergist, therefore no Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO). The Safety Data Sheet and product label can be viewed at: https://www.nemassmosquito.org/public-education/pages/adulticide
Ipswich is part of the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District, a state agency that provides mosquito control activities to communities in the region. For more information visit: https://www.nemassmosquito.org
Ipswich works collaboratively with the District to identify response plans. The Northeast Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District decides how to best deploy its resources to protect communities, including where spraying occurs in Ipswich.
No mosquitos in Ipswich have tested positive for either West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The spraying is being conducted as a preventive measure.
Community members with additional questions can contact the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District at 978-352-2800.