Local Mosquito Control

posted Aug 26, 2019, 7:11 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Please be advised that to address concerns of mosquito borne disease, the North Andover Board of Health has made the following decision in regards to local mosquito control:  

The Town of North Andover, in accordance with our state approved Integrated Pest Management Plan,  will be applying a barrier spray to the perimeter of the fields and also applying an adulticide to control mosquito activity.  The areas to be sprayed:  the greenery at the edges of all public schools,  school playing fields and school playgrounds.  The Department of Public Health advises that fields/playgrounds will be safe to use in the morning.  The schedule for spraying is as follows: 

Date:  Tuesday, August 27 Time:  8:00 pm to 3:00 am

The Northeast Mosquito Control’s licensed pesticide applicator is in charge of the barrier and adulticide applications.  The barrier material to be applied is: Suspend SC (EPA Reg# 432-763). Active Ingredient: Deltamethrin 4.75%. Suspend SC is an advanced-generation pyrethroid that fights more than 50 pests including mosquitoes. It works at remarkably low concentrations and provides fast knockdown with a long residual. This product contains no synergist, therefore no Piperonyl Butoxid (PBO).  The adulticide material to be applied is: 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.  This 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). 

Additional information is linked below and hard copies of the documents will also be available at the Superintendent’s office 566 Main Street:

Pesticide Standard Written Notification

Suspend SC Safety Data Sheet & Product Label

Zenivex E4-RTU Safety Data Sheet & Product Label

333 CMR 14.00:  An Act Protecting Children & Families from Harmful Pesticides

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the North Andover Public Health Director at 978 688-9540.

Dr. Gregg T. Gilligan

Superintendent of School