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Mosquito Abatement Information

The public must be vigilant about all conditions that allow these mosquitoes to develop.:

• Remove all objects in your yard or patio such as children’s toys, tires, bottles and cans that may catch and hold water for more than a week.

• Cover yard drains with highly permeable irrigation cloth and clear outlets of debris to eliminate standing water.

• Remove saucers under potted plants or fill them with sand.

• Change the water in pet dishes, birdbaths, and other small containers weekly.

In 2022, CSD intends to apply pesticide, Clarke Kontrol 4-4 ULV to sources of mosquitoes that represent imminent threats to public health, or quality of life.

This is expected to take place as often as needed, but no more than one day each week.

The first day of spraying for vector control will be the evening of Thursday 6/30/2022, 

and continuing throughout the summer months.

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 spraying 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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