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Mosquito Spraying and Exclusion from Spaying in City

During the spring and summer, the City of College Park cooperates with the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) to identify and control mosquito populations. Larviciding treatments are done by MDA personnel beginning in late May/early June, continuing throughout the summer.

Requests for local spraying should be made to the City’s Department of Public Works, which will be forwarded to MDA. MDA will survey the area of concern prior to spraying, using traps and landing rate counts, and may request access to your property to place a trap. If count thresholds are met, MDA may make a control spray application. Wednesday night is the designated time when spraying for adult mosquitoes occurs in College Park.

To make a spray request, please contact the City’s Department of Public Works at 240-487-3590 or publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov. Please provide the following information: name, address, contact phone and email, problem area, time of day when mosquitoes are the worst, and any area of stagnant water in the vicinity.

Residents can request exclusion from the adult spray program by completing this exemption form (http:// www.collegeparkmd.gov/document_center/PublicWorks/RecyclingCoordinator/NewExemption 20161.pdf) and returning it to:
Program Supervisor
Mosquito Control Section
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway,
Annapolis, MD 21401

HELPFUL TIPS
The Asian tiger mosquito is active during the day and only breeds in containers of standing water (i.e. around humans). Residents are encouraged to find and eliminate all sources. Look for unused containers, buckets, toys, bird baths, flower pots and saucers, tarps, corrugated drainpipes, free-standing basketball hoops and store them so they don’t hold water. Make sure gutters are clean and work with neighbors to identify potential mosquito breeding areas.

For permanent areas of standing water (ponds, rain barrels, etc.), mosquito “torpedoes” can be used to target and kill mosquito larvae. The City’s Department of Public Works has mosquito torpedoes available for residents during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information:
City of College Park Department of Public Works 9217 51st Ave. College Park, MD 20740 (240) 487-3590 publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov

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