Mosquito Spraying 2017

It's that time of the year again when AOTB voluntarily participates in our Maryland State mosquito control spraying program that should commence on or about May 31, 2017. This program as been found to be very effective in controlling adult and larval stages of the types of disease-carrying mosquitoes associated with past and current viruses such as West Nile and Zika. As in the past, this program involves the State sending out collection sampling teams to each participating neighborhood, and not every neighborhood in our state either qualifies for or is able to be covered in this somewhat limited program. These teams will determine if our adult mosquito population warrants spaying with an ultra low volume (ULV) insecticide that would commence well after 7 p.m. on Monday evenings; in our experience it usually doesn't happen until much later than that, closer to midnight.

While this ULV spray has been deemed safe for human exposure, we still wouldn't advise mixing it with your martinis, and you should always be careful about any chemical exposure.

So, we'd advise you (and your pets if you're walking one that late) to be careful. If you see or hear the spray truck, which is pretty hard to miss what with the flashing lights, just turn the corner and choose another path.

As always, you can exempt yourself by filling in a form that AOTB President David Delia can send you, but also please remember that, with a 300' radius spray hiatus, even if only a few folks do so, our tiny peninsula simply won't get sprayed at all, and that would be dangerous for all of us.