From Action News Now
April 18, 2018
Shasta County, Calif.—The Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District and the California Legislature has declared April 15th through April 22nd 2018, as Mosquito Awareness Week.
District personnel has been monitoring mosquito populations, disease occurrences, and have been treating areas of standing water with mosquito control products and mosquito fish to prevent mosquito breeding.
The district has been proactive in reducing mosquito populations before they become flying adults.
In response to the growing mosquito borne threats, the District completed an expansion to their surveillance and research laboratory in 2018.
This will allow the District to better meet the needs of the area as new and emerging vectors and diseases continue to expand their boundaries.
The District already has plans to expand our surveillance network and, in the future, begin performing in-house diagnostic testing for diseases such as West Nile virus.