Mosquito Control

Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP)

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) - Date of Record 11/04/19

Please be advised that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has indicated that a hard, or killing frost, has occurred in our area and therefore the risk of EEE has been reduced in the Town of Shrewsbury.

 A hard frost is defined meteorologically as two consecutive hours of temperatures below 28 degrees Fahrenheit or three hours below 32 degrees. Therefore, we are messaging that the dusk to dawn restriction may be lifted. There may be pockets of activity in undisturbed protected areas, so vigilance is still prudent.

To view the Temperature map, please visit the MDPH's website at the following link: MDPH Temperature Map 

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