The State of Maryland’s Department of Agriculture will be doing additional mosquito spraying within the limits of the Town of Forest Heights on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. They regularly spray certain areas scheduled for Monday, August 21. The additional spray zones include areas we do not normally spray for mosquitos. Recently, a mosquito tested positive for West Nile in a trap within Forest Heights.
The state has noted by inspectors that the extremely high mosquito population within Forest Heights is due to the amount of debris within residents' yards that hold water.
We will take extra precautions at all outdoor events in the future this season, and Code Compliance will increase property inspections for this debris within yards.