Press Releases

Officials at the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District (PMVCD) caution residents of the presence of the Lyme disease organism in local ticks. Results from surveillance activities for Ixodes pacificus, the western black-legged tick, have shown an increase in tick … Continue reading

Five additional mosquito samples in Placer County have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) today, bringing the count to 27 WNV-positive mosquito samples in the county for the year. “This increase of activity is not unexpected.  With temperatures high … Continue reading

The Placer Mosquito and Vector control District reports that mosquito samples taken from surveillance traps in Roseville and Sheridan Placer County have tested positive for West Nile virus.  These are the first mosquito samples turning positive for the 2013 season. … Continue reading

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The Placer Mosquito and Vector control District reports that an American robin collected from the northwest Roseville area has tested positive West Nile virus. This is the first positive indicator of West Nile virus activity for 2013. … Continue reading

Public Health Officials Urge Caution Due to increased plague activity in the Tahoe Basin area last fall, public health officials advise caution this summer. With the upcoming Memorial Day holiday heralding the unofficial beginning of the season, residents and visitors … Continue reading

Officials at the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District (PMVCD) announce the beginning of tick season.  Results from surveillance activities for Ixodes pacificus, the western black-legged tick, have shown an increase in tick abundance in the foothill areas of Placer … Continue reading