The County of San Diego’s Vector Control Program will drop its first batch of larvicide of the year on 48 rivers, streams, ponds and other waterways to kill mosquito larvae Wednesday. (Update 4/19/17: Conditions did not allow all sites to be treated Wednesday. Remaining sites will be treated Thursday.)
County of San Diego officials said Friday that mosquito prevention isn’t just about West Nile virus anymore — it’s also about Zika virus, and people need to dump out standing water around homes to protect themselves and their communities.
Rain puddles, sun and rising temperatures prompt the County to call on the public to dump out standing water to fight mosquitoes — a call made more urgent this year by the Zika virus.
If you’ve got a rain barrel, this winter’s rains have been great! Your barrel is full. You’re conserving water. You’re watering your garden naturally. You’re growing mosquitoes … Wait, what?!
San Diego County’s environmental health department plans to conduct its seventh aerial drop of a solid larvicide on local waterways Wednesday to fight West Nile virus by killing mosquito larvae before they can grow into adult mosquitoes.
A 51-year-old El Cajon woman has been confirmed as the first locally acquired human case of West Nile virus this year.
San Diego County’s Department of Environmental Health is scheduled to drop mosquito-fighting larvicide for the fourth time this year on 48 local waterways Wednesday.