Agriculture + Environment

Mosquito districts sprays tonight

By From page A2 | July 30, 2014

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District will conduct aerial spraying over the Yolo Bypass south of Interstate 80 and agricultural areas south of Davis tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The district’s integrated pest-management program targets mosquitoes that can carry the potentially fatal West Nile virus. It will administer “ultra low volume” treatments to areas where mosquito counts and virus activity have become a concern.

“The products applied by the district are designed to quickly reduce adult mosquito populations and to protect public health,”  a news release said. ”All products are registered and evaluated by the California Environmental Protection Agency.”

To minimize exposure, the district recommends remaining indoors during the application and consulting a doctor for special health conditions or concerns.

The district sprayed an agricultural area between Davis and Woodland on Tuesday evening. To see a map of affected areas, visit http://www.fightthebite.net/ulv-ag-maps/.

For general information, visit www.fightthebite.net or call 1-800-429-1022.

Enterprise staff

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