Seasonal mosquito spraying is currently underway in Ocean Pines.
According to Worcester County Mosquito Control Foreman Karen Richardson, each street in Ocean Pines is sprayed once a week, every week. The spraying is usually conducted between the hours of 12 a.m. and 3 a.m., but no later than 5 a.m.
Worcester County, along with the Maryland State Department of Agriculture, has a cooperative mosquito control program. Program activities include mosquito-borne disease surveillance, mosquito surveillance, biological control, ground and aerial application of insecticides, source reduction and public education. It is the mission of the mosquito control program to prevent mosquito-borne disease in humans and domestic animals and to reduce mosquito populations to an acceptable level.
This program is responsible for administering and implementing mosquito control services throughout the county. It is the policy of the County Commissioners that rural homeowners and businesses have access and apply to the program so the public is protected in the best applicable manner. Other areas, such as home owner associations and towns, are provided services solely by the Maryland State Department of Agriculture.
For more information, contact Karen Richardson at 410-632-3767.