Mosquito control spraying over Dedham to begin around May 26
The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will begin late-evening, ultra-low volume (ULV), aerosol applications on or about May 26, weather permitting. This application is designed to control nuisance and/or virus-carrying adult mosquitoes.
Adulticide aerosol applications of Zenivex (EPA Reg. No. 2724-807) may be applied over Norfolk County communities May 26 through October 23 this year, typically between sunset and midnight, on Monday through Thursday.
Any resident wishing to know when spraying may be conducted in their town should visit the District's website. You can enter your address, view maps, and set up email notifications. State regulations also provide a method for homeowners to exclude their properties from area-wide pesticide applications.
For more information, please download the Notification of Late Evening Aerosol Applications.
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's FAQs explain, "no data suggests that the novel coronavirus, or other similar coronaviruses, are spread by mosquitoes or ticks. The main way that COVID-19 spreads is from person to person."