Second Round of Catch Basin Treatment to Control West Nile Virus

catch basin with orange dot

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project (EMMCP) has begun the second round of treating Cambridge catch basins with larvicide to help control West Nile Virus in the City. The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project was established in 1945 as a Trust Agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and provides mosquito control services to 26 participating communities located west and northwest of Boston.

This pesticide is classified as low-risk toxicity to humans, other mammals, fish, bees and birds.

EMMCP staff on bicycles will add a packet of larvicide to a catch basin and paint an orange dot next to catch basins that have been treated.

For information regarding Policy Order #4, adopted 6/7/2021, please click here.

For more information about this project, including specifics about the Larval Mosquito Control Pesticide, please visit https://sudbury.ma.us/emmcp/.


Page was posted on 8/12/2022 9:52 AM
Page was last modified on 8/12/2022 9:56 AM
Contact Us

How can we help?

Please provide as much detail below as possible so City staff can respond to your inquiry:

As a governmental entity, the Massachusetts Public Records Law applies to records made or received by the City. Any information received through use of this site is subject to the same provisions as information provided on paper.

Read our complete privacy statement


Service Requests

Enter a service request via Commonwealth Connect for things like missed trash pickups, potholes, etc., click here