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New State Process to Exclude Your Property from Mosquito Spraying

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While there is currently no mosquito spraying scheduled for the Town of Manchester, the Board of Health and the Northeast Mosquito Control District would like to make residents aware of the State process (adopted in 2018) for excluding property from mosquito control spraying.

The State now requires that residents who request their property be excluded from all pesticide applications (including larvicide as well as adulticide) comply with the legal process to exempt their property (333 CMR Section 13.03).  Individuals may request exclusion from wide area applications of pesticides, including applications performed by the Northeast Mosquito Control District, of which Manchester is a member community. Requests must be made to the Department of Agricultural Resources in accordance with 333 CMR 13.03 and will go into effect fourteen (14) days from the date the request is received by the department. All exclusion requests expire on December 31st of the calendar year in which it was made.  Additional information, including the exclusion request form and how to file online can be found on the Northeast Mosquito Control District website at:  www.nemassmosquito.org/exclusions.  If you need a hard copy of this information, including the exclusion form, both are available at the Board of Health office at Town Hall.

Ellen Lufkin

Manchester Board of Health Office

[email protected]


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