The Maryland Department of Agriculture says it’s reducing its gypsy moth spraying to about 5,200 acres this year, down from more than 12,000 acres in 2013.
The state of Maryland is taking new safety steps in the midst of a spike in West Nile virus cases. Wednesday night, crews sprayed communities to kill the mosquitoes that carry this deadly disease.
Agriculture officials have started spraying for mosquito larvae on the lower shore.
A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to squirting semen from a bottle onto two female shoppers will spend three years on probation.