Alert: State To Spray Milford Mill for Mosquitoes

Spraying will be held Thursday night and Sept. 13, and the county asks residents to stay indoors as the area is sprayed by trucks driving through the streets.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture will be spraying in Milford Mill tonight and Sept. 13 to kill mosquitoes.

The spraying program, which includes other areas as well, is being done because there has been a case of a Baltimore County resident who has gotten West Nile virus, according to a news release.

Some mosquitoes might carry the virus and can transmit it to humans through bites.

The spraying will help stop the disease from being transmitted, according to a news release from Baltimore County.

According to the release, weather permitting, spraying will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 and Sept. 13.

See the Milford area map for details.

The MDA recommends that residents in the Milford Mill area stay indoors during spraying, the release states.

The spray is BioMist 30-30, which "contains the active ingredient permethrin," the release states.

Permethrin is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The following is included in the news release from Baltimore County.

For product label and Material Safety Data Sheet, visit the MDA web site. For information on health and environmental effects of permethrin, refer to the National Pesticide Information Center Technical Sheet.

Correction: The headline in the original version of this article misstated who would be doing the spraying. That has been corrected. And information on the spray has been added to the story.

Ellen Sack September 06, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Why is Ralston being ignored by the county. We can't leave our houses or walk our dogs without being armored with bug spray. Who creates the boundaries, who decides which areas are left out? The spraying should be extended to include all areas up to Sudbrook Lane and Reisterstown.
Janet Metzner September 06, 2012 at 10:26 PM
It's the Maryland Department of Agriculture that is doing the spraying, So they're the ones who determine which areas need to be sprayed for mosquitoes, in order to help keep the incidence of West Nile at bay. I'll try to get more information tomorrow.
Rowena Sibilly September 09, 2012 at 05:37 PM
I agree with Ellen Sack, this is not an isolated incident. All areas need to be sprayed to eliminate or minimize the threat of this disease. I can't even stand on my front porch for more than 5 minutes without coming back in the house with multiple bites. Howard County (Columbia area) with all our lakes and wooded areas are just as susceptible as other counties. Please extend the spraying to our area as well, thank you. Mrs. Rowena Sibilly


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