Pocket, Florin, Elk Grove to be Sprayed for Mosquitos
It’s pesticide-spraying time once again, as local mosquito control officials try to stop the spread of West Nile Virus. The targets are two parts of southern Sacramento County.
Monday, July 14, 2008
The spraying will cover 23,000 acres: in the Sacramento neighborhood known as Pocket, and from Florin to Elk Grove.
Goodman: “In these particular areas, we’re finding a high level of West Nile Virus activity – both in the bird and the mosquito population.”
Gary Goodman is with the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District. He says a single plane will spray the two areas three nights in a row, starting on Wednesday, with the same pesticide used in previous years. As for health warnings?
Goodman: “You don’t need to turn off your air conditioners or anything like that, but just to stay indoors. And outside of that, there really is no other recommendation. So if you can avoid the spray, that’s what we would recommend.”
There haven’t been any confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus in Sacramento or Yolo Counties this year, but four people have fallen ill in California.