Mosquito spraying is set to begin tonight in two Harford County towns in response to a recently confirmed case of West Nile virus in a 76-year-old man who lives in the Bel Air area, state agriculture officials said yesterday.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture plans to use trucks to spray in Bel Air and Aberdeen, beginning about 8 p.m. and running until midnight, said spokeswoman Sue duPont. Areas to be treated in south Bel Air are between Emmorton and Tollgate roads, south of MacPhail Road and north of West Riding Drive, she said.
In Aberdeen, areas include residential streets west of Swan Creek, north of Aberdeen Proving Ground and south of U.S. 40, she said, adding that APG is doing similar spraying on post. Residents should avoid the spraying by going indoors, duPont said. Information: 877-425-6485.