Category Archives: Vector Control

Thursday, August 23, 2018 – Adult Mosquito Control to Take Place in Discovery Bay and Martinez Waterfront

Due to the high number of mosquitoes and the detection of West Nile virus in the area, the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District will be using truck-mounted, ultra-low volume sprayers to control adult mosquitoes in two locations. DATE: … Continue reading

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New detections of West Nile Virus in California horses

A dangerous disease, west Nile virus, has returned to California this summer.  Last week, four horses were diagnosed with the disease – two in Sacramento County and one each in Kern and Placer counties. Two of the horses have been euthanized … Continue reading

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Adult Mosquito Fogging Notification for Discovery Bay

Due to the detection of West Nile virus 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: Friday, July 20, 2018 TIME: Between dusk (approximately … Continue reading

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West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes in Contra Costa County

The Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District reports mosquitoes from two locations in Contra Costa County have tested positive for West Nile virus. The infected mosquitoes were caught in traps in Discovery Bay and an agricultural area east of … 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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Young Skunks are Out and About

Each year, skunk activity peaks twice a year–in the winter during mating season and during the spring when young skunks are born and start to venture out into the world. Right now, those young skunks are exploring their surroundings and … Continue reading

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The Time to Prevent Yellowjackets is Now

The weather warms; you fire up the grill, throw on the chicken, and plan to enjoy dinner on the patio. Within minutes, there’s one yellowjacket hovering around the grill, then, more and soon several yellowjackets force you to change plans … Continue reading

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