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Aerial mosquito spraying scheduled June 24
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Aerial mosquito spraying scheduled June 24

In response to increased adult mosquito populations in an additional area of San Joaquin County, San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) is preparing to conduct adult mosquito control operatons,  a press release announced Wednesday.

The district will continue to implement the California Mosquito-Borne Virus Surveillance and Response Plan to protect the public health and welfare. Spray locations and times will normally be available 24 hours in advance.  People can access spray information and scheduled spray locations by calling the District at (209) 982-4675 or toll-free at 1-800-300-4675 during business hours from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or by visiting the District's website online at www.sjmosquito.org.

 Due to increased adult mosquito populations and/or detection of West Nile virus, the following areas are scheduled for spraying:

Ground spraying for adult mosquito control using, MGK Pyrocide 7396 or Pyrenone 25-5 is scheduled for the morning of Friday, June 24, 2011, between 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. or the morning of Saturday, June 25, between 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (see district website for spray maps, http://sjmosquito.org/spraying-updates.htm )  

- Southeast Tracy - Tracy > North to Union Pacific Railroad, > South to Valpico Rd., > East to MacArthur Blvd., > West to Tracy Blvd.

Spraying for adult mosquitoes is done near sunset or sunrise with trucks and airplanes when mosquitoes are most active. The District will be using sprayers that apply a very fine mist that kills adult mosquitoes on contact. Control operations are contingent upon favorable weather conditions and if canceled, will typically be rescheduled to the following morning or evening.

To request district service, call (209) 982-4675, 1-800-300-4675 or visit the district's website at www.sjmosquito.og.

For more infromation about mosquito control and WNV: California West Nile virus information and to report dead birds and squirrels: Call toll-free at 1-877-968-2473, or California website: www.westnile.ca.gov.

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