Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement  
Friday, July 22, 2022    
Risk of West Nile virus has become elevated throughout Sutter and Yuba counties as more mosquitoes, and a sentinel chicken has tested positive for the virus. “We continue to see virus activity in our surveillance system that is widespread and the risk for human infection is elevated,” said Stephen Abshier, District Manager. “If you’re going to be outside when mosquitoes are active, please don’t take any chances and protect yourself by applying a good mosquito repellent and by wearing long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk when mosquito activity is high. This will go a long way in preventing mosquito bites,” added Abshier. In response to recent findings and increased virus activity, District staff will continue to aggressively target adult and larval stages of mosquitoes. The District continues to treat urban areas with high WNV activity with truck mounted foggers on Thursday mornings to reduce the adult mosquito population. We have added twice weekly spraying in the Edgewater community and in East Marysville, with the addition of treatments on Tuesday mornings. These spray areas can be viewed at the District’s website at Individuals can also sign up for email notification of mosquito spraying at the District’s website or follow us on Facebook.  
Contact: Stephen Abshier, Manager   
Office: 530-674-5456    

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