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Antioch: Mosquito Fogging Set for Friday Morning

by ECT

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA – The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed Thursday that one group of mosquitoes each from Discovery Bay and Antioch have tested positive for West Nile virus.

Fogging for adult mosquitoes is scheduled for Friday morning in Antioch. Fogging in an area east of Discovery Bay took place Wednesday evening.

DATE:  Friday, September 25, 2015

LOCATION:   Antioch

The area to be treated is bordered by Wilbur Avenue on the north; by Cavallo Road on the east; by 18th Street on the south; and by A Street on the west.

TIME: This area will be fogged between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., weather permitting.

MATERIALS USED:  The insecticide to be used is  Pyrocide 7067 applied at a rate of .75 ounces per acre by truck-mounted, ultra low volume sprayer.

“We ask everyone to take these findings seriously and wear mosquito repellent when outdoors during the hours surrounding dawn and dusk,” said Deborah Bass, public affairs manager for the District. “It’s a simple precaution, but it reduces the risk of getting West Nile virus substantially. It only takes one bite to get the disease from an infected mosquito.”

West Nile virus activity is listed on the District’s website as well as fogging schedules.

Residents are urged to help reduce their risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases by following these guidelines:

  • Dump or drain standing water. Mosquitoes can’t begin their lives without water.
  • Defend yourself against mosquitoes by using repellents containing DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.
  • Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are present, typically dawn and dusk.
  • Report neglected swimming pools by calling 925-771-6195 or visiting www.ContraCostaMosquito.com  Anonymous calls accepted. Just one neglected pool can produce more than 1 million mosquitoes and affect people up to five miles away.
  • Report dead birds to the state hotline: 1-877-968-2473. All reports are crucial, even if the bird does not meet criteria for testing.

Since 2005, 54 people in Contra Costa County have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. In 2006, two people died from the disease. Recent studies have shown that the majority of cases are not diagnosed and are grossly underreported. For 2015, a total of six groups of mosquitoes, eight birds, and 14 chickens have tested positive for the virus.

Visit the District’s website or click on these links for current West Nile virus activity  or to receive automatic emails for when the District fogs for adult mosquitoes.

Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District, an independent special district and public health agency, is located at 155 Mason Circle in Concord. Call the District to report mosquito problems at (925) 771-6195 or visit their office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to get FREE mosquitofish for ornamental ponds, horse troughs or neglected swimming pools.

Mosquito Samples: 6

nDate ReportedCityCross StreetsSpecies
16/15/15OakleyE. Summer Lakes Dr. x E. Cypress Rd. Culex tarsalis
26/15/15OakleyOakley Rd. x Main St.Culex tarsalis
38/17/15MartinezMococco Rd. x Marina Vista Ave.Culex tarsalis
49/14/15Discovery BayCherry Hills Dr.Culex tarsalis
59/21/15Discovery BayByron Tract NWCulex tarsalis
69/21/15Antioch8th St. x A St.Culex tarsalis

Dead Birds: 8

nDate ReportedCityCross StreetsSpecies
17/14/15OakleyNeroly Rd. x Oakley Rd.American Crow
27/23/15DanvilleRoan Dr. x Clydesdale Dr.American Crow
38/9/15Pleasant HillChilpancingo Pky x Camelback Rd.Steller’s Jay
48/21/15ConcordPeach Pl. x Oak Grove Rd.American Crow
58/31/15Walnut CreekLilac Dr. x Newell Ave.American Crow
69/1/15PittsburgBuchanan Rd. x Loveridge Rd.American Crow
79/3/15BrentwoodLone Tree Way x Jeffery WayAmerican Crow
89/9/15San RamonDos Rios Dr. x Bollinger Cyn Rd.American Crow

Sentinel Chicken Flocks: 2

Note: Chickens do not die from West Nile virus. They develop antibodies to the virus which is detected in their blood.

# of Chickens out of 10 (10 per Flock)Date BledArea
2/107/13/15Holland Tract
4/107/27/15Holland Tract
1/108/24/15Holland Tract
1/109/8/15Holland Tract

Horses: 1

nDate ReportedCityDead/Euthanized

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