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Md. to go After Mosquitoes with Larvicide

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBOC/AP)- The Maryland Department of Agriculture is going after mosquitoes.

The department says it will be doing aerial spraying on Wednesday in wetlands and salt marshes to kill mosquitoes before they develop into adults and fly into populated areas and put people, dogs and horses at risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

The department plans to apply a new larvicide called Natular 2E. That will be done by flying a twin-engine-Beechcraft plan over 200 acres of the Fishing Bay and Elliot Island area of Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore.

The department says it's a follow up spraying that took place in April. The department says 95 percent of the mosquito larvae were killed in 4,200 acres of flooded woodland in Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester counties.

For more information about the spraying, click here.

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