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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Widespread West Nile Virus Activity Continues


WIDESPREAD WEST NILE VIRUS ACTIVITY CONTINUES -Northern Sacramento County is an area of concern.
The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District continues to closely monitor the spread of West Nile virus as activity remains intense and widespread. Over the past few weeks, the number of mosquito samples and dead birds collected from Citrus Heights and surrounding areas in the northern part of Sacramento County have been steadily increasing and this is now an area of concern. In response to the ongoing West Nile virus activity, field technicians have been working diligently to suppress mosquito populations throughout the area by conducting ground spraying in parks, creeks and other open corridors. The goal of the treatments is to reduce mosquito populations that can pose a threat to residents. The District will continue to monitor all activity through widespread mosquito trapping and testing as well as ground treatments where they are necessary.

Tips on how to stay safe this summer:

- Use mosquito repellant 

- Wear long sleeves

-  Repair holes in screens to keep mosquitoes outside

- Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, or trash containers.

For more information visit www.FIGHTtheBITE.net

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