Category Archives: Mosquito

Prevent Mosquito Bites

Dump Standing Water Today Rain, rain go away! If you listen closely, you just might hear your neighbors singing this song as winter, followed by spring rainfall placed Northern California at 104 percent of normal precipitation. And where there is … Continue reading

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West Nile virus persists–more mosquitoes, a bird, chickens test positive

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is reporting mosquitoes from Quimby Island and Bethel Island, a dead bird from Oakley, and chickens from Martinez and Oakley have tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first West … Continue reading

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A Scientist Explains Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others

From Science Alert by Richard Halfpenny, THE CONVERSATION 19 AUG 2018 Surprisingly few of the more than 3,000 mosquito species actually specialise in biting humans. Instead, most are opportunistic feeders – feeding when they are able and from lots of … Continue reading

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Fight The NEW Bite – Stop the Invasion

  Take Action Now to Prevent Invasive Mosquito Species in Contra Costa County Just two counties now stand between Contra Costa County and mosquitoes capable of transmitting Zika, dengue fever, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses. It’s time to Fight the … Continue reading

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Test your knowledge of Mosquitoes

How Much Do You Know About Invasive Mosquito Species? Click here to take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of mosquitoes. See what you know about Invasive Mosquito Species and how they could impact our quality of life here … Continue reading

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Four Important Steps to Take Now to Prevent Mosquitoes Later

This winter was so dry, scientists said California’s chance of having a “normal water year” was down to nearly 30 percent. Then we experienced Miracle March 2018, and even more rain has continued off and on. Now there are plenty … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Tick-borne Disease

The seasons change and spring’s sunshine and warmer temperatures make the outdoors inviting. You get a whiff of fresh air and the next thing you know, you’re searching for your hiking boots. Before you head outdoors, check out these tips … Continue reading

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