County to begin spraying for mosquitoes

Jul 6, 2022

Plymouth County Mosquito Control will begin spraying for mosquitoes this week. 

The County sprays from a pick-up truck, and, by law, can only spray the homes of those who request it. So, not every home on the streets listed will be sprayed. 

Sprayers are ultra-low volume and located in the back of a pick-up truck. Weather permitting, the trucks operate from 2 a.m. to about a half hour before sunrise. 

Residents who would like their homes to be sprayed can call up to eight times per season. The spray kills mosquitoes, but does not prevent them from returning. 

To request a spray, call 781-585-5450 and press 1. Requests can also be submitted by mail to 272 South Meadow Road, Plymouth, MA, 02360, or by fax to 781-582-1276. Residents submitting a request by mail or fax should include their name, address, phone number, and email address. 

For a list of the streets to be sprayed, go to

The Department of Public Health recommends avoiding mosquito bites by being aware of peak mosquito hours from dusk to dawn, wearing long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors, and wearing insect repellent that contains DEET, permethrin, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. The department also recommends mosquito-proofing the home by draining standing water and installing or repairing screens.