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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 […]

Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week is April 19-25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2015   BZZZZ…..FIGHT THE BITE! MOSQUITO AND WEST NILE VIRUS AWARENESS WEEK IS APRIL 19-25   ELK GROVE, Calif.  Mosquitoes and warm weather go hand in hand! The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District announces Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week from April 19-25. This week kicks off the […]

Warm Temperatures And Recent Rain May Bring Mosquitoes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2015                   Elk Grove, Calif.—  Spring is in the air and warm temperatures expected for the next few days along with the stagnant water from the recent rain may bring mosquitoes. The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds the public that good […]

DRAIN AFTER THE RAIN TO PREVENT MOSQUITOES

February 9, 2015 DRAIN AFTER THE RAIN TO PREVENT MOSQUITOES Warmer than normal temperatures and recent rain may bring mosquitoes  Elk Grove, Calif.— The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds the public to “drain after the rain” to prevent mosquitoes! Wet weather followed by warm temperatures can create the ideal mosquito breeding conditions so it becomes […]