Mayor Craig A. Moe has announced that the City of Laurel’s mosquito control program is underway. The program is administered by the Maryland Department of Agriculture – Mosquito Control Section. This year’s program emphasizes mosquito management (larviciding), adult mosquito surveillance and possible spraying. The Department of Agriculture’s trucks will be in Laurel on Sunday’s beginning at 8:00 p.m. and continue until dawn. The spraying is city-wide and is expected to continue through September. Spraying usually begins in the communities off of Contee Road, and then travels through the City, ending in the Greens of Patuxent. The spraying agent (Biomist 30+30) is not harmful to domestic animals and dissipates in about 30 minutes. Special care is taken by the driver to avoid spraying if they see residents out. While Biomist is used as a mosquito control agent and is not lethal to humans, it is best not to be in direct contact.
If you have any questions or would like to report a mosquito problem in your area, please contact Michele Blair at the Department of Public Works at 301-725-0088, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or by e-mail [email protected]. To view the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s web site and learn more about the program go to: https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/default.aspx.