Aerial Spraying Notification UPDATED

Please continue reading for an Aerial Spraying Notification from the Maryland Department of Agriculture:

The following areas of Somerset County will be treated by an aircraft to reduce the adult mosquito population, beginning the evening of September 17, 2020, weather conditions permitting.  The aircraft is a twin engine, white plane with red and blue stripes, registration number N903MD.  It will fly 300 to 500 feet, above the ground during the evening hours. 

               The following communities and areas will receive aerial spraying services: Champ, Crisfield, Hopewell, Oriole and St. Stephens 

               Residents of the affected areas are advised that the insecticide to be applied is Trumpet a formulation containing naled and applied at less than 1.0 fluid ounce per acre.  Approximately 9,884 acres will be treated.  It is not necessary for people, pets or livestock to leave the area to be treated.