After positive West Nile test, more mosquito spraying planned across valley

August 5, 2019

COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif.- – Mosquito pesticide treatments in the Coachella Valley will be continuing Monday following Friday’s announcement that West Nile Virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Indian Wells for the first time this year.
Aerial and truck-mounted mosquito control applications are underway today in Indio, La Quinta and Mecca, and are planned to begin in Palm Springs tomorrow, according to the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District.
While there have been no reported human cases of West Nile Virus in the Coachella Valley this year, 74-year-old Robert Mears of nearby Imperial County was reported to have died of the virus earlier this month. The Vector Control District has also detected St. Louis encephalitis virus in Coachella Valley mosquitoes this year.

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