Vector Control District To Spray For Mosquitos In Three Areas This Week

May 29, 2019

Vector control officials announced Wednesday they are planning to spray for mosquitos in three separate areas of the Coachella Valley between Thursday and continuing into the weekend.

The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District will continue to conduct what are known as “ultra-low volume applications” of pesticide spray beginning Thursday in parts of the cities of Coachella and Palm Springs, where West Nile virus was detected earlier this month. Officials also are planning to start conducting spray applications in a rural area near Thermal beginning on Friday.

“While control efforts have reduced adult and larval mosquitoes in those areas, the adult mosquito population continues to be above average,” according to an agency statement.

There have been no reported human cases of West Nile virus in the Coachella Valley.

The treatments near Thermal are set to be conducted by helicopter Friday through Sunday during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., in an area bounded by Avenue 68, Johnson Street, Avenue 74 and state Route 86, according to the Vector Control District.

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