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Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week is April 20-26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2014 BZZZZ…..FIGHT THE BITE! MOSQUITO AND WEST NILE VIRUS AWARENESS WEEK IS APRIL 20-26 ELK GROVE, Calif. April 18, 2014— Mosquitoes and warm weather go hand in hand! The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District announces Mosquito and West Nile Virus Awareness Week,  April 20-26. This week kicks off the District’s […]

Warmer Than Normal Temperatures And Recent Rain Bring Mosquitoes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2014 WARMER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND RECENT RAIN BRING MOSQUITOES –Remember to drain after the rain  Elk Grove, Calif.— The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District would like to inform the public of an increase in the number of active mosquitoes. Warmer than normal temperatures in January followed by a […]

Threat Of West Nile Virus Continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 30, 2013 THREAT OF WEST NILE VIRUS CONTINUES –Stay Protected from Mosquitoes this Labor Day Weekend   Elk Grove, Calif.— Labor Day is the last official holiday of the summer, however this doesn’t mean it’s the end of mosquito season! This weekend many will be enjoying family barbeques, pool parties and fun outdoor activities, however the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & […]

West Nile Virus Season Continues As More Mosquitoes Test Positive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 26, 2013 WEST NILE VIRUS SEASON CONTINUES AS MORE MOSQUITOES TEST POSITIVE–South Sacramento County shows an increase in activity Elk Grove, Calif.— The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District continues to closely monitor West Nile activity throughout both counties where many mosquito samples continue to test positive for the disease. West Nile virus activity has intensified in the Galt […]

Risk Of West Nile Virus Continues For Sacramento And Yolo Counties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 19, 2013 RISK OF WEST NILE VIRUS CONTINUES FOR SACRAMENTO AND YOLO COUNTIES Elk Grove, Calif.— Risk of West Nile virus continues to be high throughout Sacramento and Yolo counties as more mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus. “We continue to see ongoing and intense virus activity that is widespread and the risk of human transmission is high,” said […]

Fight The Bite During National Night Out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 5, 2013 FIGHT THE BITE DURING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT–Prevent Mosquito Bites and West Nile Virus by Using Insect Repellent  Elk Grove, Calif.— Tomorrow night is National Night Out, an event which focuses on public safety as well as crime and drug prevention. Many neighborhoods will come together to celebrate with activities such as outdoor BBQ’s and […]

Free Repellent Available For National Night Out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 1, 2013 Contact:  Luz Maria Rodriguez, Public Information OfficerOffice:  916.405.2082 | Cell:  916.416.6337E-mail:   FREE REPELLENT AVAILABLE FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT –Personal Protection is Key in Preventing Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Elk Grove, Calif.— The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District is giving away boxes of mosquito repellent towelettes, while supplies last, to communities […]

First Human West Nile Virus Case Contracted This Season Confirmed In Sacramento County

July 31, 2013 FIRST HUMAN WEST NILE VIRUS CASE CONTRACTED THIS SEASON CONFIRMED IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY –Widespread activity continues throughout Sacramento and Yolo Counties   Sacramento, Ca.—The Sacramento County Division of Public Health and the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District have recorded the first contracted human case of West Nile virus for Sacramento County […]