Mosquito Fogging Set for Antioch and Discovery Bay Friday Evening

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Due to the detection of West Nile virus in the area, the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District will be fogging by truck-mounted, ultra-low volume sprayers to control adult mosquitoes.
DATE:  Friday, August 25, 2017
TIME: Between dusk (approx. 7:45 p.m.) and 11:30 p.m., weather permitting.
LOCATION 1: Antioch (see map above)
The area to be treated is bordered on the north by Jacobsen Street; on the south by East 18th Street; on the east by Hargrove Street; and on the west by West Lake Place.

LOCATION 2:  Discovery Bay
The area to be treated is bordered on the north by Willow Lake Road and Marina Road; on the south by Wayfarer Drive; on the east by Cherry Hills Drive; and on the west by Discovery Bay Boulevard and Clipper Drive.

 

MATERIALS USED:  The insecticide to be used is Zenivex E4, RTU  applied at a rate of 1.5 ounces per acre by truck-mounted, ultra-low volume sprayers.

MAP:  (For an interactive map, please click here  – available shortly after this notification is published)For more information, visit our website

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District utilizes an integrated vector management program which means we use a variety of protocols for controlling mosquitoes. These protocols include public education, physical control such as managing vector habitat, biological control such as mosquitofish, and chemical control such as pesticides.

The majority of the District’s mosquito control is completed when mosquitoes are still in their aquatic form, in their water source. Once mosquitoes emerge from the water as adults, the only effective method to control them is by fogging. We use only those products registered with the Environmental Protection Agency for the use of mosquito control and protecting public health. They are applied by our trained and certified technicians.

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