As the weather starts to heat up, expect the mosquitoes to start biting! To help combat the spread of mosquitoes, the City of Laurel will once again participate in the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program.
This program consists of two parts:
- Larviciding phase is limited to public rights-of-way and areas where there are large amounts of standing water.
- Adulticiding phase consists of City-wide evening spraying. The City is scheduled for Sunday evenings starting June 18, 2023.
If you find that you are experiencing a large mosquito population around your home or if you would like your property to be exempt from the program, visit https://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/mosquito_control.aspx for more details.
Residents can find excellent videos under the “Mosquito Control Program” on the Emergency Management page of the City’s website at https://www.cityoflaurel.org/em/mosquito-control-program.
For more ecofriendly, proactive ideas like Tip It or Toss It to reduce the mosquito population, visit the Green Living page at https://www.cityoflaurel.org/ca/environmental-programs and while you’re there, watch the MDA’s video on the lifecycle of the mosquito.
The Environmental Programs Manager can assist with providing additional information regarding the breeding habits and lifecycle of mosquitoes. Updates on the status of spraying will be published on Friday afternoons.
If you would like additional information, please contact the Office of the City Administrator at 301-725-5300.