Appreciating Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District’s efforts

From Gold Country Media
September 16, 2021

We’re lucky to have the expertise and efficiency shown year round by the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Although we often see the district’s trucks and employees in our neighborhoods, the district does not receive much public recognition for its success in eradicating invasive mosquito species from spreading throughout the area.

And we don’t usually reflect on the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District’s around-the-clock efforts to stop the 30 mosquito species from multiplying here.

But if we find a mosquito that might carry a disease or we find a dead bird on our property, district employees are the first ones we call, as we expect immediate assistance.

So we appreciate the organization’s 26 employees working daily during mosquito season to keep potentially deadly or debilitating mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile virus, yellow fever or Zika mosquitoes at bay. West Nile virus mosquito season is usually from mid-June to September or October, subsiding once temperatures are below 60 degrees. We’re still in the midst of mosquito season.

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