Mosquito & Tick Information

Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP)

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  1. Mosquitoes - Protect yourself this Summer!

    The City of Worcester's Division of Public Health (WDPH) in conjunction with the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) is providing important information on how to keep yourself and your family safe for the upcoming mosquito season. Read on...
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The Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) will be in Shrewsbury to respond to resident’s concerns about mosquitoes in their area on the following dates:

June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28*

*All dates are subject to change due to weather conditions, mosquito populations, mosquito virus activity and/or special event spraying. This program will shut down when cool night time temperatures become predominant in the area. A detailed notice about their spray schedule is posted on the CMMCP phone system after 3:30 p.m. each day, and is also listed on their website at: https://www.cmmcp.org/pesticide-information.

Notice of Amendment to 333 CMR 13.03, Requests for Exclusion from Wide-Area Pesticide Applications



As of January 13, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources ("Department") has implemented changes to the regulation promulgated at 333 CMR: 13.00, et. seq., specifically at 333 CMR13.03 ("Regulation"). The Regulation establishes a procedure for private property owners to exclude their property from wide-area pesticide applications. The following changes have been made to the process by which requests for exclusions must be made:

  • Exclusion request my no longer be made to a city or town clerk and must be made to the Department;
  • There is no longer a deadline by which exclusions requests can be made, they can be made at any point in time during the year;
  • Exclusion requests shall become effective fourteen (14) days from the receipt of the request;
  • All excusion requests, regardless of the date made, will expire on December 31st of the year in which it was made;
  • Requests can be made electronically or via hard copy, all information related to exclusion requests and the Regulation can be found on the Department's website at: Electronic Exclusion Request.
  • Hard copy Exclusion Requests should be directed to:
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources
251 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Telephone:  617-626-1723

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