Neglected, umaintained and abandoned swimming pools and spas have become a big problem in many cities and municipalities through out California. Sutter and Yuba Counties are no different. An un-maintained pool has the potential to raise tens of thousands of mosquitoes over the mosquito season. The mosquito species produced in these pools is a primary vector of West Nile virus. An interface where people and West Nile virus vectors exist so close to each other present an elevated human disease risk. The Sutter-Yuba Mosquito and Vector Control District continues to aggressively address this ongoing problem.
Each season the District employs an aerial photography service to identify backyard mosquito sources. Through the month of June staff goes to each home where a photo indicates a possible breeding source to check it. There are no penalties, charges or fees to inspect or treat a swimming pool or other backyard mosquito breeding source. The swimming pool check is quick and easy. Our uniformed staff will always ask for permission before entering or inspecting a property. Green pools and other sources that are raising mosquitoes are treated with environmentaly friendly materials that will not harm swimmers should the pool be clean and made ready for swimming at a later date.