Unscheduled Mosquito Management Exercise On September 18 In Prince George’s County – Bay Web


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Spraying Deliberate for Night of September 18

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Division of Agriculture (MDA), in cooperation with the Prince George’s County Well being Division, will increase mosquito management companies in a number of areas resulting from a public well being concern over the potential for mosquito-borne ailments. 

Extremely-Low Quantity (ULV) truck-based spraying to regulate grownup mosquitoes is deliberate for the night of Sunday, September 18, 2022, in Faculty Park and New Carrollton.

Spraying will happen inside a one-mile radius of the next intersections:

  • The lifeless finish of Carrollton Pkwy close to Lamont Drive, New Carrollton 
  • 4300 Metzerott Street, Faculty Park 

Spraying will happen after 7:30 p.m. Within the occasion of inclement climate, spraying shall be rescheduled for the subsequent obtainable night. Any present spray exemptions within the space shall be quickly suspended. 

MDA Mosquito Management Program personnel will use a permethrin-based resolution that the U.S. Environmental Safety Company has approved to be used in public well being mosquito management packages with out posing unreasonable dangers to human well being.

Nonetheless, out of an abundance of warning, MDA recommends avoiding outside actions throughout spraying.

Whereas not all mosquitoes carry ailments, MDA means that residents take precautions to attenuate their publicity to mosquito bites.

These measures embody:

  • Put on lengthy, free becoming, mild coloured clothes
  • Put on insect repellents in response to product labels
  • Keep away from mosquito infested areas throughout prime intervals of exercise (between nightfall and daybreak)
  • Set up, examine, and restore window and door screens in properties and stables
  • Recurrently clear chook baths and bowls for pet meals and water
  • Take away or empty all water-holding containers 

All Marylanders are inspired to observe MDA’s Twitter feed @MdAgDept that can submit unscheduled spray occasions and different well timed details about mosquito management in Maryland.

Routine spray program schedules can be found by county on this system’s website.

For extra data, please name MDA’s Mosquito Management Program at 410-841-5870.


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