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Monthly Mosquito Larvicide Application Done by Hand Crews This Week

| 11:40 AM

County Vector Control crews will conduct their regular mosquito-fighting larvicide applications this week on dozens of local waterways — but by hand, rather than from the air, because the helicopter used is down for unscheduled maintenance.

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County Conducts First Larvicide Drop; Reminds Public About Mosquito Prevention

| 9:17 AM

The County’s Vector Control Program is scheduled to conduct its first routine mosquito-fighting aerial larvicide drop this week on dozens of waterways to help stop mosquitoes from potentially spreading diseases like West Nile virus.

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Hawk in Ramona Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

| 2:34 PM

A dead Cooper’s hawk found in Ramona has tested positive for West Nile virus. County environmental health officials are reminding people to protect themselves from mosquitoes that can transmit the potentially deadly virus to people.