Mosquito Spraying in Methuen Tomorrow

As a precaution, the Methuen Health Department has requested that The Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District apply a barrier treatment to Methuen School District fields and City of Methuen parks and to perform a citywide mosquito spraying to reduce adult mosquito populations.

Treatment will begin on Wednesday August 18th from the hours of 8:00 pm until 4:00 am. Operations may continue on Thursday August 19th, at 8:00 pm and/or Friday August 20th, at 8:00 pm if needed due to unfavorable weather conditions such as rain or high winds.

The citywide spraying material to be used is a mosquito adulticide, Anvil 10+10 and for the Barrier Treatment, Suspend SC will be applied. No special precautions by residents are needed. If you so wish, you can close windows along the street side if close to the road. Fields can be used at sunrise the following morning.

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6 Responses to Mosquito Spraying in Methuen Tomorrow

  1. sue b says:

    do we need to shurt off Air conditioners that are in rooms that face the street?


  2. Bill Manzi says:

    Not sure about that answer sue, but I will post a response here tomorrow.


  3. Jim says:

    Any chance this may have actually been ongoing at 2AM on Wednesday 8/18? Strange loud noise coming from the Howe St. area at that time for approximately 20-30 minutes. My guess it was either that, the beginning of the Howe St construction (for Howe St. neighbors — with noise like that — I’d hope not), or unseen but noisy UFO’s… 😉


  4. Matt Kraunelis says:

    The Health Dept. states that you don’t have to turn off the AC during spraying. There was no spaying last night. It will begin tonight.


  5. Ben Nevis says:

    Any chance that the State House will get some
    Barrier Treatment? If so, have a heavy application applied to the CORNER OFFICE!:)


  6. Bill Manzi says:


    Did you want to restrict the application to the Governor’s Office, or spray the whole compound?


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