Fight the Bite: County to Drop Mosquito Larvicide in Local Waterways Next Week

From Times of San Diego
April 20, 2023

San Diego County will conduct its first larvicide drop of the year on up to 51 local waterways as part of a campaign to combat diseases spread by mosquitoes such as West Nile virus, it was announced Wednesday.

Aerial larvicide drops are carried out once a month between April and October each year, covering around 1,300 acres of mosquito breeding areas.

The routine helicopter drops will be conducted next Wednesday, and Thursday if necessary, according to a news release from the county.

County officials say the larvicide does not hurt people or pets.

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