The Central Mass Mosquito Control Project will begin spraying areas of Auburn on May 31, and will be back in the community on June 6, 13, 20 and 27 according to a statement from the CMMCP and released by the Town of Auburn.

According to CMMCP, the May date is tentative based on weather conditions, mosquito populations, mosquito virus activity, or special event spraying. If temperatures drop into the 30s and 40s overnight, spraying programs will be temporarily halted.

A detailed spraying schedule is available on the CMMCP website every day after 3:30pm at http://www.cmmcp.org/pesticide.htm; this information is also available by phone by calling (508) 393-3055 after 3:30pm. To request treatment, residents can complete the service request form found HERE. Requests for service can also be recorded by calling the CMMCP office at (508) 393-3055 between 7am and 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Note that service request applications are not currently being accepted online, but will open when nighttime temperatures are consistently warmer,55-65F.

According to the CMMCP, requests for applications may initiate an application of mosquito insecticides to specific areas of town. The applications may be applied by hand or truck-mounted unit, depending on the extent of the area to be treated.

Residents can choose to exclude their private property from spraying by visiting the CMMCP’s exclusions page at http://www.cmmcp.org/exclusion.htm. An exclusion request can be completed online, or you can download the form and mail it to the state Department of Agricultural Resources in Boston (complete information is provided online and on the form).