SALISBURY, Md.- News of the first death in Maryland from the West Nile virus has sparked concern among some Salisbury residents.
"I think the city and the county should be doing something about the stagnant water and doing something about the mosquito population," said Alan Donoway of Salisbury.
Leaders in Salisbury and Dover, Del., for example, are doing something.
Workers are spraying chemicals in certain areas to help alleviate the problem.
According to Maryland health officials, 13 cases of West Nile vrus have appeared.
Six of those cases on the Eastern Shore.
Sporting goods store owners like Jamie Wink of Princess Anne said people should be concerned.
"With the rain we've had lately, if you're going to be out in the woods anytime soon or out and about, mosquitoes are going to be heavy so you want to get something to protect yourself," Wink said.
Wink said his store has stocked up on repellent to help keep people safe.
"A lot of people come in and ask, 'What do you have for mosquitoes?' I send them is right there," said Wink.
Right there, by the front door.
Wink said more hunters will be heading out this weekend, and he wants to make sure they have some protection.
As for Donoway, he is doing everything he can to avoid those pesky mosquitoes.
"One little bite could pretty much cause a whole slew of event that aren't needed and aren't wanted," Donoway said..