Aerial Spraying May Start Next Week in South Sac, Wilton

West Nile Virus intensifies in South Sac County Locations of positive findings

West Nile Virus intensifies in South Sac County

Locations of positive findings

The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District continues to closely monitor the Wilton and Elk Grove areas of South Sacramento and announced today that 34 new mosquito samples and 4 dead birds have tested positive.

“We continue to see extremely high levels of West Nile Virus activity in both of these areas and the risk of transmission is very real,” said David Brown. “We are evaluating our response and are strongly considering aerial treatments in addition to the on going ground treatments to reduce the populations of adult infected mosquitoes by early next week.”

As a response to these new positive mosquito samples and dead birds, the District is planning additional surveillance over the weekend and will receive test results on Monday. If a decision is made to proceed with aerial treatments, the media will be notified immediately so information can promptly be disseminated to the public.

The District continues to urge the public to inspect their homes for any stagnant water and asks for public cooperation in identifying any mosquito breeding sources.

For current information about any treatments planned, please visit Residents may also subscribe to mailing lists to receive email notifications for mosquito treatments by zip code. To sign up go to Spray Notifications.

2011 West Nile virus activity update:

Level 2--Sacramento County: 40 dead birds, 0 sentinel chickens, 129 mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus to date.

Yolo County: No activity has been registered to date.

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