Some Severna Park residents will see nighttime mosquito spraying in the coming weeks as state officials try to knock down the West Nile fever threat from local mosquitoes.
Department of Agriculture officials said they were responding to reports of two human cases of West Nile fever — one confirmed, one "probable" — in the area to be sprayed. State health officials said Maryland has seen 12 confirmed human cases of West Nile fever this year.
The Agriculture Department statement said spray trucks will be operating in the Arden on Severn and Herald Harbor communities, on the south shore of the Severn River, on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, weather permitting. They'll move to the north shore on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, spraying along Benfield Road east of Gov. Stone Boulevard.