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Aerial spraying possible to fight West Nile

By From page A2 | August 03, 2014

Concern about West Nile virus remains high in Davis and Woodland, where mosquito district officials are worried about high infection rates among the mosquito population.

The district announced the possibility of aerial spraying over both cities, possibly this week.

“We can’t let our guard down now; we have to be vigilant and ensure we are doing everything we can to protect the health of our residents,” said Gary Goodman, manager of the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Other areas in Sacramento County where West Nile virus activity is on the rise include Natomas and the Delta islands. Mosquito samples tested positive for the first time in Galt and Rancho Cordova, Goodman said.

In response to the ongoing activity throughout both counties, the district will continue with intense ground fogging where necessary as well as aerial treatments to agricultural areas. For a complete list of where mosquito control work is taking place, see the Spraying Updates page at www.FIGHTtheBITE.net.

Residents also may subscribe to receive email notifications for mosquito treatments by ZIP code. To sign up, visit www.FIGHTtheBITE.net and go to Spray Notifications.

Thus far in the West Nile virus season, 120 mosquito samples, 26 dead birds and one sentinel chicken have tested positive for the virus.

Enterprise staff

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