Due to the high numbers of mosquitoes 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: Thursday, May 11, 2017
TIME: Between 4:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., weather permitting.
LOCATION: Bethel Island and Oakley
The area to be treated is bordered on the north by Willow Road and Levee Road; on the west by Taylor Road, Levee Road and Sandmound Boulevard; on the east by Stone Road and Willow Road; and on the south by Wells Lane and Sandmound Boulevard.
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.
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 using pesticides. 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.