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County Mosquito Abatement Program Starts Wednesday

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The Washoe County Health District Vector-borne Disease Control Program's first aerial mosquito larvicide treatment for the Truckee Meadows area will take place on May 15th in Wingfield Springs, Bella Vista and Damonte Ranch. 

The application is targeting a flood water mosquito that lives in pastures and/or areas that are being flooded with water. These flood water mosquitoes, which are primarily a nuisance, bite any time of the day from early mornings, afternoons, and into evenings.

This is an earlier application than usual. Last year the Health District received numerous notifications from homeowners in the Donner Springs and Damonte Ranch area of increased mosquito activity prior to our first treatment on June 15. The application will cover about 400 acres, and will consist of Altosid Pellet, a biological product applied to mosquito larvae in standing water. Altosid specially targets the mosquito larvae as a growth regulator, preventing the emergence of adult mosquitoes.

More mosquito abatement information can be found at:
http://www.washoecounty.us/health/ehs/vector/mma.html

There are some things you can do to protect yourself from the West Nile Virus:
•Wear bug repellant containing DEET
•Wear long sleeves and pants during dusk or dawn
•Remove standing water from around your home
•Get horses vaccinated

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