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Spring has Sprung and Mosquitoes are Out in Force

Spring has sprung and mosquitoes are out in force. Placer Mosquito and Vector Control encourages residents to cut down on mosquito habitat and the threat of West Nile Virus by drying out wet areas on your property. Ada Barrows, the Public Information Officer for Placer Mosquito and Vector Control offers some areas you can look for standing water.

             Click to hear tips from Ada

 Don’t forget about rain water in old tires too. Burrows says artificial sources can also provide habitat.

            Click to hear more tips from Ada

The Auburn City Council presented a commendation to Burrows representing Placer Mosquito and Vector Control, declaring the week Mosquito and West Nile Awareness Week.

One Response to Spring has Sprung and Mosquitoes are Out in Force

  1. Young Pikul Reply

    August 12, 2013 at 1:43 am

    West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. You can reduce your risk of being infected with WNV by using insect repellent and wearing protective clothing to prevent mosquito bites. There are no medications to treat or vaccines to prevent WNV infection. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV will have no symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop a fever with other symptoms. Less than 1% of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness.::-`

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