COMMENCEMENT OF LARVAL MOSQUITO CONTROL IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Please be advised that the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) will begin the 2019 larval mosquito control program on or about March 25, 2019. This program will be a continuation of the practices and procedures that have been used in past years. CMMCP will be conducting larval control applications in low-lying swampy areas where mosquito larae are present using a granular form of Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis), a naturally occurring soil bacterium that specifically targets mosquito larvae. Additional applications will be made during the summer months if larval surveillance determines that additional control efforts are required. Information on Bti and all products used by CMMCP can be found on their website at: https://www.cmmcp.org/pesticide-information/pages/products-we-use
Please practice the 5 D's of mosquito protection!
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