Category Archives: West Nile

Dead Bird Hotline Open for Phone Reports

Dead Bird Reports Help Find Areas Where West Nile Virus May be Transmitted California’s statewide Dead Bird Hotline is open and accepting dead bird reports by telephone. Online reports are accepted year-round. The hotline is an important part of the … Continue reading

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Are There More Mosquitoes This year?

Mosquito counts at this time are higher than they have been during the past five years of drought in Contra Costa County. The drought produced fewer mosquitoes, but greater virus potential. This year there are plenty of water sources. Those, … Continue reading

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 Between 4:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m – Fogging for adult mosquitoes in Bethel Island and Oakley

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 … Continue reading

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When Will Spraying for Mosquitoes Start in Contra Costa County? This is the First Really Wet Winter Since the Drought.

Our district’s mosquito surveillance and control program is year round. Most of our mosquito control is completed when the mosquitoes are in their larval form (in the water) when they are more easily and efficiently controlled. However, once mosquitoes become … Continue reading

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14 Things to know About TICKS

Test your knowledge about ticks Ticks surpass all of the arthropods in the number and variety of diseases they can transmit to domestic animals. Only mosquitoes transmit more diseases to humans. Ticks are small arachnids. Although they’re commonly mistaken as … Continue reading

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Should I Worry About Mosquitoes in the Wintertime?

Mosquitoes are a year-round problem in Contra Costa County. Per Steve Schutz, Ph.D., scientific program manager and entomologist, “In the Bay Area we do see some level of mosquito activity year-round, and there are a few species that are primarily … Continue reading

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Rain Barrels, Gutters & Mosquitoes

With the recent rains, residents have been asking us about standing water and mosquitoes. A couple of common questions are, “Is it still mosquito season?” and, “Is there anything we need to do with the rainwater that’s filling our house … Continue reading

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