Picnic in the Park will end early Wednesday, at 8 p.m., due to a scheduled aerial spraying of mosquitoes to combat West Nile virus. The announcement was made Tuesday by Davis Farmers Market manager Randii MacNear.
The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District has scheduled aerial spraying of a low-toxicity insecticide over Davis and Woodland this week due to what it termed “intense” West Nile virus activity.
The spraying will take place between 8 p.m. and midnight Wednesday and Thursday, around the time mosquitoes are most active.
Aerial spraying will take place over two areas. The Davis block is approximately 20,000 acres bounded by County Road 29 on the north down to Levee Road on the south, and from County Road 98 on the west to County Road 105 on the east.
The Woodland block is about 12,000 acres from Churchill Downs Avenue on the north to County Road 25A on the south and from County Road 97 on the west to County Road 102 on the east.
For exact spraying locations, visit www.FIGHTtheBITE.net.