District Responds to West Nile Virus Threat in Residential Lincoln with Ground-Based Mosquito Treatment

ROSEVILLE, Calif.  – Ongoing West Nile virus activity in Lincoln prompts the PlacerMosquito and Vector Control District to respond with ground-based mosquito treatments.

Even though residents may perceive that mosquito season is over and the threat of West Nile virus has subsided, the District is still seeing significant West Nile virus and mosquito activity in Lincoln and is taking advantage of a break in the cool weather to conduct treatment for adult mosquitoes.

The District has scheduled ground-based adult mosquito treatments for the early morning of September 24 in the following areas of Lincoln:

  • Most residential areas west of Highway 65, including some green open space areas along Auburn Ravine by Moore Road.

Since several factors affect spraying activities, such as weather and wind conditions, the District encourages Placer residents to check the District website at www.placermosquito.org for any changes to the spraying schedule.

With West Nile virus spreading to more populated areas of the county, the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District advises the public to implement the 3 Ds of protection:

  • Drain any standing water that may produce mosquitoes.
  • Defend yourself and your home by using an effective insect repellent, dressing protectively when outside, and making sure screens on doors and windows are in good condition.
  • Contact the District for any additional help controlling mosquitoes around your home, or to report potential mosquito breeding sources, such as neglected swimming pools.

For more information, Placer County residents may contact the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District at (888) 768-2343 or www.placermosquito.org.
2010 Placer County West Nile virus activity update:
7 dead birds, 3 sentinel chickens, 33 mosquito samples, and 3 humans have tested positive for West Nile Virus to date.

Contact: Ada Barros, Public Information Officer
Direct: 916-380-5480 Cell: 916-343-0009
E-mail: adab@placermosquito.org

Second Round of Mosquito Fogging Scheduled for Lincoln

ROSEVILLE, CA – This week, mosquito populations have increased in the Northern Lincoln area prompting another adult mosquito adulticide application as part of the California State Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance and Response Plan. West Nile Virus was first detected in this area on July 29th.

Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District will conduct truck-based mosquito adulticide applications beginning at midnight on Friday August 15, 2009 and ending by 3:00am Saturday morning.

Applications will be targeted in the following areas in north Lincoln:

  • West from Joiner Parkway to Waverly Dr. /Teal Hollow between 1st Street and Nicolaus Rd.
  • East of Joiner Parkway to P street, between Shellback Dr. and 7th Street

Trucks 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.

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.

District Technicians will continue to inspect and treat standing water sources to control immature mosquitoes, and conducting adult mosquito control operations as needed. 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 contracting 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.

Positive Mosquito Sample Detected in Lincoln

Increased risk of West Nile Virus prompts adult mosquito spraying in Lincoln.

ROSEVILLE, CA – The first West Nile Virus positive adult mosquito sample in Placer County this year was reported in northern Lincoln by the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District today. A total of three WNV positive dead birds have also been reported in the District over the past two weeks.

Due to increased mosquito populations and the presence of West Nile Virus, the District is implementing the California Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance and Response Plan by increasing localized mosquito control efforts in the North Lincoln area. District Technicians will be re-inspecting and treating standing water sources to control immature mosquitoes, and conducting adult mosquito control operations in the North Lincoln area.

The District will be conducting truck-based spraying Monday August 3 morning in the following areas from 4:00am until 7:00am depending on weather conditions. For more information regarding spraying please call 1-888-768-2343 from 7:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.

  • West from Joiner Parkway to Waverly Dr. /Teal Hollow between 1st Street and Nicolaus Rd.
  • East of Joiner Parkway to P street, between Shellback Dr. and 7th Street

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

District officials urge the public to take additional measures 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). District staff will make every effort to pick up reported dead birds that are suitable for West Nile Virus testing.

For more information or to request service for mosquito problems on their property please call the District’s new toll free number 1-888-768-2343 or visit www.placermosquito.org.

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