May 3, 2023
For the first time, drone technology is taking off to combat mosquitos in the South Bay after an unprecedented rainy winter.
Mosquito season just started and this week the Santa Clara Vector Control District will begin using drones to reduce the mosquito population.
Nayer Zahiri, the county’s Vector Control District manager, said other districts in the state are using it.
“As you see a lot of standing water, a lot of waters around and we want to make sure we are able to control the stages we can control before they become adults,” Zahiri said.