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Mosquito Abatement Information

In 2020, CSD intends to apply pesticide, ClarkeKontrol 4-4 ULV, to sources of mosquitoes that represent imminent threats to public health or quality of life. As in previous years, this is expected to take place once per week prior to sunrise beginning July 14, 2020, and continuing through atleast mid October of 2020. Above are some helpful tips that will reduce the mosquito population in residential areas. 

What are mosquito control trucks spraying?

Mosquito control trucks spray very small amounts of insecticide into the air to kill mosquitoes. This spray is a fine mist that acts as a fogger in the area. Mosquito control districts or local government departments will choose what type of insecticide to use in an area.

What does the insecticide spray do? Adulticide sprays immediately kill flying mosquitoes. Larvicide sprays kill mosquito larvae that hatch from eggs and lasts longer than adulticide sprays. Both products will temporarily reduce mosquito populations in an area, but will not permanently get rid of them.

 

Is the spray harmful to people, pets, animals, or the environment?

No, when done correctly, truck spaying will not harm people, pets, animals, or the environment. What should I do during or after spraying? Spraying is safe. You do not need to leave an area when truck spraying for mosquito control takes place. If you prefer to stay inside and close windows and doors when spraying takes place you can, but it is not necessary. If you are having any type of health problems after spraying, contact your doctor or healthcare provider. The spray does not harm pets, but you may choose to bring them inside when spraying occurs

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Vector Service is available in the areas highlighted. Please take into consideration that although spraying for mosquitos is very effective, it will not eliminate the entire mosquito population in Cal Pines. Homes that are near the Cal Pines Lake, Viceroy Pond, and homes with empty fields, are at a much higher risk of a larger mosquito population. 
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