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Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP)

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Date of Record: May 17, 2022

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Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) personnel will be in Shrewsbury to respond to resident's concerns about mosquitoes in their area on the following dates in June 2022:

  • June 1
  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 22
  • June 28

Any of the above dates are tentative, and 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 our spray schedule is posted on the CMMCP telephone system after 3:30 p.m. each day, and it is also listed on our website at http://www.cmmcp.org, click the "2022 Spray Schedule" button on the right. Please pay attention to the week of June 20, 2022, as this schedule has been modified to ensure all communities are scheduled for service that week due to the Juneteenth holiday that is celebrated by the state on the 20th of this year.

Requests for service may be recorded by calling the CMMCP office at 508-393-3055 between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, or logging onto http://www.cmmcp.org. Results of these requests may initiate an application of mosquito insecticides to defined, site-specific areas of town. Such an application may be accomplished by using truck mounted equipment depending on the extent of the application.

Per 333CMR13.03(1)(a): "Wide Area Appplications of pesticides and mosquito control applications of pesticides approved by the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board shall not be made to private property which has been designated for exclusion from such application by a person living on or legally in control of said property."

For more information, please visit: http://www.cmmcp.org and click the "No Spray Info" button on the right. 

Sincerely,

Timothy D. Deschamps, Excecutive Director
Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP)

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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