Background: On July 20, 2020, the Governor signed an Act to Mitigate Arbovirus in the Commonwealth (“Act”). This act amended M.G.L. c. 252, which establishes the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board and sets forth statutory requirements and oversight procedures for managing mosquito populations in infested areas throughout the Commonwealth, whenever the SRMCB considers such activities to be necessary or useful. The Act created M.G.L. c. 252, Section 2A, authorizing the SRMCB to undertake preventative, management and eradication methods deemed necessary in any area of the Commonwealth upon a determination of an elevated risk of arbovirus by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Prior to conducting any aerial spray or other wide area emergency operation, M.G.L. c. 252, Section 2A requires that the SRMCB provide notification. This notice must be posted no less than 48 hours prior to the application.
Date: To begin the evening of August 10, 2020 into August 11, 2020, weather permitting. Additional applications may take place the evening of August 11, 2020, weather permitting, in the event the entire area to be treated is not completed in the prior night.
Time: 8pm to 4am
- Bristol County: Acushnet, Easton, Raynham, Taunton
- Plymouth County: Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Wareham, West Bridgewater, Whitman
To view the planned spray area, be notified of any future aerial spray or wide area emergency operations conducted by the SRB, or to request to opt out of activity conducted under M.G.L. c. 252, Section 2A, use the links below. Please note that any request to opt out of aerial spray or other wide area emergency operations or any exclusion made under 333 CMR 13.03 will not be honored in the event that the Commissioner of Public Health has certified that the application is necessary for the protection of public health.
- View spray map
- To request to opt out of an aerial spray or other wide area pesticide applications, you must follow the procedures set forth in 333 CMR 13.03. All opt outs shall comply with the requirements set forth in 333 CMR 13.03. Please review all information carefully before submitting a request.
- Register to be notified of Aerial Sprays or Wide Area Emergency Operations conducted by the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board.