MOSQUITO SPRAYING 2021

We have reapplied to the State and have been approved, so Arundel-on-the-Bay will again be scheduled to participate in the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) mosquito control spray program. Learn more

As in previous years, we'll be sprayed (actually “fogged”) with an ultra-low volume (ULV) solution, but only if the MDA survey shows it's needed.  

If needed, AOTB would be treated on in the evening -- we don't yet know the day of the week -- starting no sooner than mid-May, no earlier than 7 p.m.; however, in the past MDA has advised us that we wouldn't be sprayed until much later than the official "start" time.  

Over the past several years, this spraying program has been very successful in controlling the spread of the Asian Tiger Mosquito -- carrier of the deadly West Nile, Zika, and other virus strains. Learn more.

The effects of this ULV spray are very benign, unless you're a mosquito or drink a couple of gallons of the stuff, neither of which is very likely. Even our bees, who hive at night, are not usually affected.  

That said, it's always a good thing to limit exposure to any chemical, so if you can, schedule your outdoor barbecues for another night and if you see the truck headed your way whilst walking your dog late at night, just pick another route. 

And best of all, it's free; except, of course, for your tax dollars. Unlike taxes, you can opt out, but please be aware that if enough folks do so, AOTB may not get sprayed at all. So if you're annoyed by the critters now, imagine what that might mean. 

For more info please click on the links above and check MDA's website or call 410-841-5870. For more specific technical questions email mosquito.control@maryland.gov. However, our MDA staff assigned to this program are exceedingly busy and most certainly overtaxed this season, so your patience will be appreciated by these good folks who are part of the Maryland civil service team that is working to keep us all healthy.