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Concerns Grow As West Nile Virus Activity Intensifies Throughout Sacramento And Yolo Counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2015   CONCERNS GROW AS WEST NILE VIRUS ACTIVITY INTENSIFIES THROUGHOUT SACRAMENTO AND YOLO COUNTIES   Aerial spraying is being considered   Elk Grove, Ca— The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District continues to closely monitor the city of Elk Grove in Sacramento County as well as the cities of […]

Free Mosquito Repellent Wipes Available For National Night Out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2015   FREE MOSQUITO REPELLENT WIPES AVAILABLE FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Personal Protection is Key in Preventing Mosquitoes Bites and West Nile Virus   Elk Grove, Ca— The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District is giving away boxes of mosquito repellent towelettes, while supplies last, to communities engaging in outdoor […]

West Nile Virus Activity Increases as More Mosquito Samples and Dead Birds Test Positive

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2015 Elk Grove, Ca — The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District announced today that West Nile virus activity is increasing throughout different areas of Sacramento and Yolo counties as 21 mosquito samples and 5 birds tested positive today. Many of the positive mosquito samples were collected from Woodland, […]

West Nile Virus Activity On The Rise

WEST NILE VIRUS ACTIVITY ON THE RISE Protect yourself from mosquitoes this Fourth of July  Elk Grove, Ca— The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed that West Nile virus activity is increasing as 5 new mosquito samples have tested positive for the disease in areas throughout Sacramento County. “Hot temperatures accelerate the mosquito life […]

First Mosquito Sample Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2015    FIRST MOSQUITO SAMPLE TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS  Elk Grove, Ca.—The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District  confirmed today that the first mosquito sample of the season has tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).  The mosquito sample was collected from the Merritt area in Yolo County. […]

First Dead Bird of the Season Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2015   FIRST DEAD BIRD OF THE SEASON TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS Elk Grove, Ca.—The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District  confirmed today that the first bird of the season has tested positive for West Nile virus. The American crow was collected from the Isleton area in South […]

Fight the Bite and Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes During Memorial Day Weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2015     FIGHT THE BITE AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM MOSQUITOES DURING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Elk Grove, Ca— The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District reminds the public to take all necessary precautions and protect themselves from mosquitoes this Memorial Day weekend and in the upcoming warmer months.  “This is […]

Spring 2015 Fight the Bite Contest Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2015 SPRING 2015 FIGHT THE BITE CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED Elk Grove, Ca.— As part of Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week  the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District announces the winners of the 2015 annual Fight the Bite Contest for students in grades K-12. In an effort to teach […]