Mosquito control is an important public health issue. We work to serve our membership communities by suppressing both nuisance and disease carrying mosquito populations.
Who we serve
BCMCP serves the 20 cities and towns within Bristol County, Massachusetts.
We reduce mosquito populations through surveillance, water management, biological and chemical controls. All of these methods are performed in an environmentally sensitive manner to minimize potential effects on people, wildlife and the environment.
Commissioners live or work in the county and all decisions are made in a fiscally responsible manner. The Project advocates public outreach and education through cooperative efforts with local officials, school departments and the news media.
BCMCP Commissioners include: Chairman Joseph Barile, Christine A. Fagan, Gregory D. Dorrance, Dr. Henry Vaillancourt
The Bristol County Mosquito Control Project will stop accepting residential request for adulticiding on Friday September 2, 2022 for the season. BCMCP will continue to make pesticide applications until Friday September 9, 2022, weather permitting. If mosquito data or virus activity dictates additional pesticide applications further information will be provided.
Click here to see if your street is scheduled for the next application day.
To make a request: residents can call (508) 823-5253, fax (508) 828-1868, or e-mail a spray request to: RequestBristolMCP@comcast.net. Please ask them to include their last name and full address including zip code. Please note that a request is for one application and not for the whole season.
Under 333 CMR 13.03 , (Please use the attached) an exclusion request may be made to opt out of pesticide applications performed by a Project, or any other individual making a wide-area application as defined in 333 CMR 13.01. Requests must be submitted to MDAR either via first class mail or through an online form https://www.mass.gov/forms/request-for-exclusion-from-wide-area-application-of-pesticides. Exclusion requests may be submitted at any time during the year, and will go into effect 14 days from the date the request is made. All requests will expire December 31st in the calendar year in which they are received.
Once a request is received by MDAR, it will then be transferred to the Project that covers the region in which the property is located, if applicable. Properties to be exempted will be entered into a database designed to track excluded properties, which will be used by BCMCP during wide-area applications. A list of exclusion requests may also be made available to city and town clerks upon request.
Approved marking method for exclusions:
White plastic or pie plates, a minimum of 9 inches in diameter, with the words "No Spray" clearly written in permanent marker. Plates must be placed on trees, stakes, or poles easily visible from the street, at least every 50 feet along the property boundary adjacent to the road and no more than 5 feet from the road.