ANNAPOLIS — Areas of Dorchester County will be treated by an aircraft to reduce the adult mosquito population, beginning the evening of Sept. 2, weather conditions permitting, a statement from the Maryland Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday. The aircraft is a twin engine, white plane with red and blue stripes, registration number N903MD. It will fly 300 to 500 feet above the ground during the evening hours.
The following communities and areas will receive aerial spraying services: Andrews, Bishops Head, Crapo, Crocheron, Lakesville, Neck District, Robbins, Smithville, Susquehanna, Taylor’s Island, Toddville and Wesley.
Residents of the affected areas are advised that the insecticide to be applied is Trumpet, a formulation containing naled and applied at less than 1.0 fluid ounce per acre. Approximately 35,318 acres will be treated.
It is not necessary for people, pets or livestock to leave the area to be treated.