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West-Nile-positive mosquito pool prompts unscheduled treatment spraying Thursday in Anne Arundel Co.

Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 14:03:59-04

After a mosquito pool in Anne Arundel County tested positive for West Nile virus, the Maryland Department of Agriculture will conduct Ultra-Low Volume truck-based spraying within a .75 miles radius of the positively tested sight in Linthicum Heights. 

The remaining unsprayed areas will be treated Thursday night beginning at 7:30 p.m. Most of the area has already been treated, the department said. Any current spray exemptions will be temporarily suspended. 

The Department of Agriculture suggests residents take additional precautions to minimize exposure to mosquitos, such as:

  • Wearing long, loose fitting, light colored clothing
  • Wearing insect repellents
  • Avoiding mosquito infested areas during dusk and dawn, peak mosquito activity periods
  • Installing, inspecting and repairing window and door screens
  • Regularly cleaning bird baths and bowls used for pet food and water
  • Removing and emptying water-holding containers

Follow the department's twitter feed for more information about spraying, or call 410-841-5870 for more information about the Department of Agriculture's Mosquito Control Program.