Category Archives: Mosquito

MOSQUITO SEASON HAS BEGUN – Prevent Mosquitoes and Protect Yourself Using the 5 Ds

Warmer weather is here and the start of summer is right around the corner. In other words, it’s mosquito season. That means it’s time to remember the 5 Ds to protect yourself from mosquitoes and reduce the risk of the … Continue reading

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Report Dead Birds to Protect Your Neighborhood from West Nile virus

Birds are hard workers. They have served as message carriers, seed dispersers; even as agricultural pest control. Here in Contra Costa County, birds are an important tool in the fight against West Nile virus. They can provide the first evidence … 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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Mosquitoes, dead birds, and a chicken test positive for West Nile Virus

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District is reporting five dead birds, a group of mosquitoes, and a chicken that have tested positive for West Nile virus. In addition, the District received notice from public health officials that two … Continue reading

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Fogging for Adult Mosquitoes in Discovery Bay

Due to the detection of West Nile virus in 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: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 TIME: Between … Continue reading

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July Means Heat and Heat Means Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes and heat go together like ice cream and cones, but not in a good way. Most mosquitoes, including the kind that can transmit West Nile virus, flourish in hot weather. They can develop from egg to adult in as … Continue reading

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