County to abate mosquitoes near State Recreation Area on Monday

From the Benicia Herald
August 1, 2018

The Solano County Mosquito Abatement District (Solmad) will be working to thin the mosquito population near Benicia State Recreation Area on Monday, the city announced.

Between 6 and 7:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, Solmad officials will be doing an area application of larvicide by helicopter on the south side of Interstate 780 running into Southampton Bay near the State Recreation Area. The park will be closed during this time, and advance notice will be given starting Friday. The goal is to diminish the number of mosquitoes who may be carrying diseases.

 In addition to causing severe annoyance and allergic reaction, mosquitoes found in California are capable of spreading many diseases to humans and animals including Chikungunya, Dengue, Filariasis (canine and feline heartworm), Malaria, Saint Louis encephalitis (SLE), West Nile virus (WNV), Western Equine encephalitis (WEE), Yellow fever and Zika,” the Mosquito Vector and Control Association of California (MVCAC) wrote in a statement. 

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