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.