Storm Left Stagnant Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 30, 2013

STORM LEFT STAGNANT WATER

–More Mosquitoes Expected with Hot Temperatures for the Weekend

 

Elk Grove, Calif.— The recent storm from earlier this week has left stagnant water and the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds the public to “drain after every rain” to prevent mosquitoes! An increase in temperatures expected for the weekend will create ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed and thrive. “The summer season is around the corner and we’re seeing more mosquitoes” said David Brown District Manager. “Hot temperatures accelerate the mosquito lifecycle and everyone needs to do their part to control mosquitoes” added Brown. With the recent rain, the District urges all residents to inspect their homes and drain any standing water from household containers such as buckets, cans, flower pots and old tires that might be in their back yard. “We can all do our part because controlling mosquitoes now will go a long way later in the season” indicated Brown.

 

While no West Nile virus activity has been found within the Sacramento region, neighboring San Joaquin and Yuba counties have mosquito samples and a dead bird that have tested positive.

 

In 2012, a total of 30 human West Nile virus cases were confirmed in SacramentoCounty while YoloCounty had 10. Throughout California, a significant West Nile virus outbreak that had not been seen in recent years resulted in 479 human cases including 19 deaths.

 

To report a neglected swimming pool or other mosquito breeding problems, please call 1-800-429-1022 or fill out a service request online at www.FIGHTtheBITE.net

 

 

            Contact:  Luz Maria Rodriguez, Public Information Officer

Office:  916.405.2082 | Cell:  916.416.6337

E-mail:  lrodriguez@nullFIGHTtheBITE.net

 

Practice the District D’s of Mosquito Prevention:

DRAIN standing water that may produce mosquitoes.

DAWN and DUSK are times to avoid being outdoors.

DRESS appropriately be wearing long sleeves and pants when outside.

DEFEND yourself by using an effective insect repellent.  Make sure to follow label directions!

DOOR and window screens should be in good working condition.

DISTRICT personnel are also available to address any mosquito problems. Call them at 1-800-429-1022 or visit www.FIGHTtheBITE.net