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Mosquito Spray Control Program

This is a notification that the Town of Upper Marlboro’s will participate in  Spray season. It begins on May 29th, 2019 and is anticipated to end on September 17th, 2019. Spraying will begin after dark and may continue until midnight or later. Spraying is not conducted during daylight hours. If you see a truck in your community spraying during the day, it is not the State of Maryland.  

When will spraying happen?
Spraying will commence as soon as it is dark.  As a precaution, we advise residents to stay inside their homes and close their windows while the spray truck is in the vicinity, bring in any pets, and remain in the home for 20-30 minutes after the spray truck has passed by. If there are people outside when the truck passes by, no spray will be released, and the truck will not make another pass down that street

How long will it last? What does that mean?
The spray schedule will rotate every 3 weeks. This means that your community may or may not be sprayed each week. The frequency will be determined by surveillance data collected, and complaints received. 

How can I find out if my community will be sprayed?
In order to determine if your community will be sprayed on its scheduled spray night, please contact the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA)  office on Monday's between 2:00—4:00 p.m. to find out if your community will be sprayed that night. We do not know any further in advance if you will be sprayed on any particular Monday night.

Please note:  This program only operates within the corporate boundaries of the Town.
 

How can I opt out of this program? 
Click here to fill out the form to object Mosquito spraying around the vicinity of your property.

 
How can I get more information? 

Mosquito Control staff from the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will be presenting 2 workshops (in Annapolis & College Park) about the Asian tiger mosquito. Workshop #1 will be held on June 28th, 2019 from 10am–noon at the College Park City Hall. Workshop #2 will be held July 10th, 2019  from 10am-noon at the Md Dept of Agriculture main office in Annapolis. For more information, click here 

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Please call or send an email to our representative listed below if you have any questions. 

Ms. Stormy Keyes
Office Secretary III
Department of Agriculture
Mosquito Control
8071 Greenmead Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Office: 301-422-5080
Fax: 301-422-0502
Email: stormy.keyes@maryland.gov

For more information visit: www.mda.maryland.gov and read a Word document version of this announcement here