Spraying Scheduled for Monday and Tuesday Evening
ANNAPOLIS, MD– The Maryland Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Prince George’s County Health Department will expand mosquito control services in multiple areas this week due to a public health concern over the potential for mosquito-borne diseases.
Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) truck-based spraying to control adult mosquitoes is scheduled for the evenings of Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31 in the following neighborhoods:
Monday, July 30:Birchwood City, Forest Heights,Glassmanor
Tuesday, July 31: Bladensburg, Cheverly, Coakley Terrace, Newton Village, Quincy Manor, Rogers Heights, Tuxedo Industrial Park, Villa Heights, Whiteley
Spraying will occur after 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. Any existing spray exemptions in the area will be temporarily suspended. People should avoid outdoor activities on spray nights.
While not all mosquitoes carry diseases, the Maryland Department of Agriculture suggests that residents take precautions to minimize their exposure to mosquito bites. These measures include:
- Wear long, loose fitting, light colored clothing
- Wear insect repellents according to product labels
- Avoid mosquito infested areas during prime periods of activity (between dusk and dawn)
- Install, inspect, and repair window and door screens in homes and stables
- Regularly clean bird baths and bowls for pet food and water
- Remove or empty all water-holding containers
All Marylanders are encouraged to follow the Department’s Twitter feed@MdAgMosquitothat will post unscheduled spray events and other timely information about mosquito control in Maryland.
For more information, call the Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program at 410-841-5870.