Mosquito spraying to take place on Friday in Somerset County

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Officials have announced on Friday that areas in Somerset County will be treated by an aircraft to cut the adult mosquito population, starting on the evening of Friday, until completion, weather conditions permitting.

The aircraft is a twin engine, white plane with red and blue stripes, registration number N.9.0.3.M.D. It will fly 300 to 500 feet above the ground during the evening.

Mount Vernon is one of the communities that will be affected by this, along with Crisfield, Smith Island, Champ, Oriole, Deal Island, Wenona and Fairmount.

Residents of the affected area are advised that the insecticide that will be used is Trumpet, which is a formulation containing naled and applied at less than 1.0 fluid ounce per acre. About 23,148 acres will be treated. Officials say that it is not necessary for people, pets or livestock to leave the area during this time.

If anyone needs additional information, they can call 410-543-6626.

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