Adult Mosquito Control Operations for 9/30/09 Cancelled

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District announced today that the adult mosquito fogging scheduled for Wednesday 9/30/09 has been cancelled due to cool temperatures and expected windy conditions. When temperatures cool and winds increase, there is less mosquito activity which diminishes the efficacy of the treatment and makes directing the spray cloud to the target areas difficult. says District Manager, Joel Buettner. “The District’s integrated pest management approach is to make control decisions based on the specific conditions found in the field. Since conditions have changed, we need to reassess the control decision, and adjust accordingly.”

There are no immediate plans to reschedule the adulticide treatment. The schedule for future larger-scale treatments will be announced as that information becomes available.

For residents who still are experiencing higher than normal mosquitoes on their properties, please submit a service request via the District website or by calling 1-888-768-2343.

 

Adult Mosquito Control Operations Planned

ROSEVILLE, CA – Adult mosquito populations have increased in some areas of Placer County over the past several weeks. While West Nile Virus activity seems to be slowing, recent high temperatures and adult mosquito abundance, continue to present a risk to public health. To address this, the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct truck-based mosquito adulticide applications on Wednesday September 30, 2009 beginning at 3:30am until 6:30am depending on favorable weather conditions.

Trucks will be applying Pyrocide® 7396 (pyrethrin + PBO) by ultra low volume fog to target adult mosquitoes as they are flying.

Applications will be targeted in the following areas:
Northern Lincoln
Truck Based adult mosquito treatments will take place in the North Lincoln area on September 30, 2009 beginning at 3:30am until 6:30am, weather permitting.
Areas affected will be: west from Joiner Parkway to Waverly Dr. /Teal Hollow between 1st Street and Nicolaus Rd, and East of Joiner Parkway to P Street, between Shellback Dr. and 7th Street

Amoruso Way Area
Truck-based adult mosquito treatments will take place in and around Amoruso Way on September 30, 2009 beginning at 3:30am until 6:30am, weather permitting.
Affected areas will be along Amoruso Way and side streets north of Sunset Blvd West.

Sun City Roseville Area
Truck Based adult mosquito treatments will take place in the Sun City Roseville area on September 30, 2009 beginning at 3:30am until 6:30am, weather permitting.
Areas affected will be: Sun City Roseville between Blue Oaks Blvd and Pleasant Grove Blvd on both sides of Fiddyment Rd west to Westpark.

For more information, including map of the treatment area and pesticide label please visit placermosquito.org or call the District at 1-888-768-2343 between 7:30am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Contact: Joel Buettner, General Manager (916) 380-5440

Adult Mosquito Control Operations Planned

ROSEVILLE, CA – Adult mosquitoes from three areas of western Placer County, Sheridan, Critter Creek Rd., and the area near Locust Road at Baseline Road, have tested positive for West Nile Virus. To limit the spread of infected adult mosquitoes, the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct truck-based mosquito adulticide applications on Saturday August 29, 2009 beginning at midnight and ending by 3:00am.

Applications will be targeted in the following areas:

  • Community of Sheridan north to Goethe Rd along Camp Far West Rd.
  • Critter Creek Road and Knickerbocker Road south of Nicolaus Rd
  • Along roadways from Locust Rd east to Country Acres Lane between Baseline Road and Jackson Street, and the community of Elverta south of Baseline Road.

Trucks will be applying Pyrocide® 7396 (pyrethrin + PBO) by ultra low volume fog to target adult mosquitoes as they are flying.

For more information, including map of the treatment area and pesticide label please visit placermosquito.org or call the District at 1-888-768-2343 between 7:30am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

The District makes every effort to notify the public of planned adulticide operations as soon as feasible. Unfortunately, sometimes there is need to respond quickly to mosquito populations, West Nile Virus activity, and weather conditions in order to best protect public health and maximize the efficacy of our treatments. In these cases, notification prior to treatment may be difficult.

The District urges the public to continue to protect themselves from mosquito bites especially during the hours around dawn and dusk. Wearing long sleeves and pants and using a mosquito repellent containing DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus will help limit the risk of getting West Nile Virus.

The District also encourages the public to continue to report dead birds to the State Dead Bird Hotline at 1-877-968-2473 (1-877-WNV-BIRD).

Contact: Joel Buettner, General Manager (916) 380-5440.

West Nile Virus Widespread in Western Placer County

Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District will be increasing adult mosquito
control operations over the next 72 hours.

ROSEVILLE, CA – Ten new West Nile Virus positive mosquito samples were reported today across western Placer County. Areas most affected are: North Lincoln, Sheridan, Western Roseville along Dry Creek, and the agricultural areas along the Placer-Sutter County border.

These test results have prompted an increase in the West Nile Virus Threat Level from “Normal Season” to “Emergency Planning” according to the California State Department of Public Heath’s Mosquito and Vector-borne Disease Management Plan.

To minimize the threat of transmission of West Nile Virus from infected adult mosquitoes to people, the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District will be conducting a aerial adulticide treatments to agricultural areas of western Placer County, and truck-based adulticide treatments in and around populated areas.

Northern Lincoln
Truck Based adult mosquito treatments will take place early tomorrow morning, Friday August 21, 2009 between 12:00am and 2:00am weather permitting.
Areas affected will be: west from Joiner Parkway to Waverly Dr. /Teal Hollow between 1st Street and Nicolaus Rd, and East of Joiner Parkway to P Street, between Shellback Dr. and 7th Street.

Sheridan
Truck Based adult mosquito treatments will take place early tomorrow morning, Friday August 21, 2009 between 12:00am and 2:00am weather permitting.
Areas affected will be the town of Sheridan north to Goethe Rd along Camp Far West Rd.

Western Roseville/Dry Creek
Truck Based adult mosquito treatments will take place early tomorrow morning, Friday August 21, 2009 between 12:00am and 2:00am weather permitting.
Areas affected will be: north of PFE Road to Vineyard Road between Cook Riolo Road and Walerga Road, the development west of Walerga just north of Dry Creek, and Roseville Cemetery on Watt Ave near the county line.

Agricultural Areas along Western Placer County Border
Aerial adult mosquito treatments will take place over agricultural and open-space areas on Friday August 21, 2009 and Saturday August 22, 2009 from 8:00pm until approximately 9:30pm weather permitting.
Affected areas will be Baseline Rd north to the Bear River between the Sutter County line and Dowd Rd.

Trucks and aircraft will be applying Pyrenone® 25-5 (pyrethrin + PBO) by ultra low volume fog to target adult mosquitoes as they are flying.

For more information, including map of the treatment area and pesticide label please visit placermosquito.org or call the District at 1-888-768-2343 between 7:30am and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Contact: Joel Buettner, General Manager (916) 380-5440.