West Nile Discovered In Sacramento County

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, June 22, 2009

Gary Goodman is with the Sacramento – Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District. He says their next move is to put out more traps. 

“We’ll enhance our surveillance program to try to figure out if this is just one area that we’ve got West Nile virus or has it spread out to other areas. And so we’re going out trapping more frequently now and then increasing our larvae sighting or mosquito control activities as well.” 

Goodman says they may also start ground spraying to quickly kill-off adult mosquitoes in the area.

He’s urging people to drain any standing water in their yard where mosquitoes can breed. Goodman also says if you’re going to be outside at dawn or dusk when mosquitoes are most active, you should wear long sleeves and pants or put on some repellent. 

West Nile Virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.