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Spraying Against Mosquitoes in Pikesville Canceled, Dates Rescheduled

In Pikesville, the Maryland Department of Agriculture will spray Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 instead of Tuesday as originally planned, according to a news release from Baltimore County.

Spraying for mosquitoes that had been set for Tuesday in Pikesville is canceled. Instead, spraying will take place Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 in Pikesville.

Catonsville spraying will take place on Wednesday, according to a news release Monday from Baltimore County Department of Health.

Spraying will begin at 7:30 p.m. on each of those dates. Maryland Department of Agriculture trucks will spray BioMist 30-30.

The spraying is being done because two new cases of West Nile virus in humans have been confirmed in these areas.

The virus "is still present in the Baltimore area," the release states.

These are different areas than previously sprayed. They include communities north of Slade Avenue as well as north of I-695.

Check the map attached to this article to see the areas to be sprayed.

The disease is transmitted through mosquitoes who have fed on an infected animal.

Melanie September 17, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Janet, thank you for the update.
Janet Metzner September 17, 2012 at 11:36 PM
You're welcome, Melanie :)
RMR September 19, 2012 at 02:04 AM
The TV and other media within their West Nile reporting have often failed to give the public the facts in two areas; both the hazardous aspects of pesticides being sprayed and the non-toxic alternatives are often omitted. This report gives additional information on both aspects, helping to fill the information gap. This update-report is a supplement to the September 2000 report, Survey of Mosquito Control Practices and Less Toxic Alternatives prepared for the Maryland Coastal Bays Program. Both this update-report and the earlier Sept 2000 report are available on the website, http://skipper.physics.sunysb.edu/mosquito/

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