West Nile virus activity intensifies across Sacramento Valley

From the Daily Democrat
July 17, 2018

Elk Grove >> The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District continues to closely monitor areas throughout Sacramento County where West Nile virus activity has intensified over the last few weeks.

District officials reported that in Sacramento County, 95 mosquito samples and 49 dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus to date and that Yolo County had four mosquito samples and four dead birds reported.

As a result, spraying for mosquitoes has been increased slightly. Areas of concern include Elk Grove as well as the Pocket and neighborhoods south of Fruitridge Road in Sacramento.

“We are seeing high levels of West Nile virus activity, we are very concerned and are evaluating aerial spraying,” said Gary Goodman district manager. Lab results received today showed an increase to the already widespread activity. In response to the ongoing West Nile virus activity, the District has intensified ground mosquito control treatments.

Field staff are working extended hours to inspect and treat many area parks, trails, creeks, drainage canals and other riparian corridors where mosquito populations are high.

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