ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Agriculture says it’s launching an aerial offensive to combat mosquitoes.
The agency says this year’s control program involves an airplane and two different insecticides to target mosquito larvae in wetlands and salt marshes.READ MORE: Mount Airy Man Clifton Beck Found After Days Missing In Grand Canyon
The department says it aims to kill mosquitoes before they grow up and fly into populated areas. The agency says this reduces the need to spray for adult mosquitoes, and reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease transmission to people, dogs and horses.READ MORE: Baltimore Woman Jamerria Hall, Accused Of Killing Her Two Children, Found Incompetent To Stand Trial
The department says every acre that it successfully treats to kill mosquito larvae may reduce adult spraying by thousands of acres.MORE NEWS: Woman Found Dead In East Baltimore Fire Was Shot Beforehand, Police Say
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