Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness and Precautions

From The Sonoma County Gazette
April 23, 2018

The end of the late rains and beginning of warm weather is the ideal time for an increase in mosquito populations. Our vector control technicians have documented over 800 new sources of mosquito production in the October 2017 burn areas. These sources include swimming pools, spas, compromised septic systems, and depressions caused by the removal of foundations and debris.

In addition to monitoring and controlling mosquitoes in other parts of the District’s service area, vector control technicians will continue to work diligently to identify current and potential sources of mosquito production on properties impacted by the fires. Water sources found to be producing mosquitoes will be treated with environmentally compatible mosquito larvicides to control mosquito populations and minimize the potential for mosquito-borne disease transmission. The District will be leaving an informational sheet on properties where mosquito production is an issue and mosquito control is necessary.