Helicopter Application To Control Mosquito Larvae Planned

April 12, 2024

Submitted by Town of Bedford

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis), to control mosquito larvae in Bedford. Wetlands currently being evaluated for this application are located near Davis Rd./Winterberry Way, Old Stagecoach Rd. and at Hartwell Town Forest. One helicopter application will take place between April 16, 2024 and April 24, 2024. The Bti will be applied in a granular formulation by a helicopter flying low directly over the wetlands. Residents do not need to take any special precautions for this application.

Bti is a natural occurring bacterium found in soil, and is classified by the EPA as relatively non-toxic. Bti is target specific and only affects mosquito larvae and a few closely related aquatic insects in the fly family. Bti breaks down quickly in the environment. The product to be used is VectoBac GS (EPA Registration #73049-10).

For further information contact the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project at  781-899-5730.

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Doreen Mead
April 13, 2024 1:58 pm

WAIT till all the New Housing Development is built off Carlise Rd !! Bedford will have too set up a NEW FUND for spraying all those Houses and whatever ? 200 Acres? Thanks Stevie and Dickie !!! 😂

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