Shrewsbury BOH accepting pesticide exclusion requests

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Shrewsbury BOH accepting pesticide exclusion requestsShrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Health will be accepting pesticide exclusion requests submitted by residents wishing to exclude their property from public area-wide applications through Monday, March 31. The pesticide application programs affected by this exclusion program are those for the gypsy moth and the mosquito.

The Exclusion Program was implemented by the Department of Food and Agriculture to allow landowners to exclude their property from public area-wide applications of pesticides.

Designations for exclusions may be made by supplying the Shrewsbury Board of Health a certified letter providing the name, address and telephone number (if any), names of all abutters, and defining programs from which exclusion is requested. Designations shall be effective from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.

The full text of this regulation may be found at www.mass.gov/eea/docs/agr/legal/regs/333-cmr-13-00.pdf. For additional information, visit the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project website at www.cmmcp.org or contact the Shrewsbury Board of Health at 508-841-8512.