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Public Notice: Unscheduled Mosquito Control Spraying in Cecil County

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Cecil County Department of Health will expand mosquito control services in Earleville 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 evening of Thursday, August 17. 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 @MdAgMosquito that 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.

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Contact Information

If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to arrange an interview, please contact:

Julie Oberg
Director of Communications
Telephone: 410-841-5888

Jason Schellhardt
Public Information Officer – Media Relations
Telephone: 410-841-5889

 

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