Due to the detection of an invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito discovered in a central Yuba City neighborhood, ground fogging has been scheduled.  Ground fogging in central Yuba City will begin Friday morning, August 21, 2020 as early as 3:45 am and lasting up until 6:15am.  Spraying will be performed with pickup mounted foggers. with an amber colored glowing  light. Those living in or near this neighborhood that notice a small (about 1/4 inch) black and white marked mosquito that bites in the day time and often enters homes, should report them to the District (530) 674-5456.  All treatments are dependent on appropriate weather conditions. The District will be applying a combination of materials over the mosquito season that include, synthetic pyrethroids and natural pyrethrins, labeled for use in agricultural, recreational and residential areas and neighborhoods. This material is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency and applied according to label directions by the District’s trained and certified technicians and contractors. Although these materials pose a low risk to human health, some people living in these areas may prefer to avoid or minimize exposure by staying indoors, keeping their windows closed and turning off their window –mounted air conditioners, evaporative coolers and whole house fans when spraying is taking place in the immediate area. You can obtain additional information about spray operations by calling the District office at 674-5456 ext. 0 between the hours of 7 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday or by visiting the District website. When outside and mosquitoes are biting, wear long sleeves and long pants and apply a mosquito repellent. Keep mosquitoes outside of your home by making sure that door and window screens are in good repair. Residents are strongly encouraged to limit outdoor activities during peak mosquito feeding times at dawn and dusk, to minimize the risks of mosquito borne disease. 

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