Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beech 65-A90-1, N903MD: Maryland Agriculture Department begins aerial spraying for mosquitoes in Dorchester Neck District and Town Point

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:05 pm

CAMBRIDGE -- Plans to spray insecticide for mosquito control were announced Wednesday by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Weather permitting, the MDOA spokesman said, aerial spray for adult mosquito control should have begun Thursday evening in Dorchester Neck District and Town Point communities, and will continue until approximately 16,000 acres are treated.

The MDOA aircraft used for this operation is a white, twin-engine plane with red and blue stripes, registration number N903MD. It will be flying between 300 and 500 feet above the ground during the evening hours after sunset.

The insecticide being used, Trumpet, contains naled, a synthetic insecticide noted for low toxicity to animals and people. The MDOA notes that it is not necessary for people, pets or livestock to leave the area to be treated.