Community Mosquito Program Spraying 2019

MD-dept-agricultureWe all know the kind of nuisance a large number of mosquitoes can be to our quality of life. In addition, they can carry many diseases like West Nile encephalitis, eastern equine encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis.

Due to the large mosquito population in the Cape, we will once again be participating in the Community Mosquito Spraying Program by the Maryland Department of Agriculture for 2019. “The Department’s preferred mosquito control strategy is the reduction of mosquito larvae numbers by source reduction, biological control agents or use of biological insecticides. Adult mosquito control, by ultra-low volume (ULV) application of insecticide, is conducted using aircraft or truck-mounted application equipment in residential areas for nuisance abatement and to protect public health from mosquito-borne disease.” ~source MDA’s website

Our Community’s assigned fog night is: Wednesday

  1. Our community will only ever be fogged on Wednesday nights during the 2019 season
  2. Fogging can occur anytime between 7:00 PM and 2:30 AM
  3. The fog program will begin on May 29.
  4. Fogging will not begin until the community has been notified and we have received the Community Notification Verification Form
  5. October 1 is the estimated last day of fogging for 2019
  6. Residents who do not wish their property to be fogged may file an exemption. The exemption policy and form can be found on our website: https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Documents/Exemption%202018.pdf
  7. Please stay indoors while fogging operations are being conducted
    For Further information:
    http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/pages/mosquito_control.aspx
    mosquito.control@maryland.gov
    410-841-5870 | mosquito.control@maryland.gov

Here’s the official Maryland Department of Agriculture’s letter

Summer is coming and we’re hoping it will be a safer one.