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California's Latest Mosquito Threat Hits Seven Counties

August 14, 2017 | Sammy Caiola

California vector control districts are on the lookout for the St. Louis Encephalitis Virus after it appeared in Placer, Yuba and Stanislaus counties last week.

Jae C. Hong / AP


Two Drones Could Be Flying Over Placer County In Search For Mosquitoes

April 11, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District has two new weapons in its fight against disease-carrying mosquitoes. The district plans to use drones to help spot places where mosquitoes could breed.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

The Eccentric Life Of Harrison Dyar Revealed In New Book About Moths, Myths And Mosquitoes

August 22, 2016

A Sacramento scientist has turned his expertise into a new a book. Marc Epstein is the author of “Moths, Myths, and Mosquitoes: The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar.” He joins Insight Monday to talk about his book and the research on mosquitoes.

Courtesy of the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District

Placer County Ramps Up Mosquito Control Efforts

July 18, 2016 | Steve Milne

Placer County mosquito control officials say a spike in West Nile virus activity has prompted them to schedule four-consecutive days of aerial insecticide spraying starting Tuesday.

Aerial Spraying Against Mosquitoes Starts Wednesday

June 22, 2016 | Steve Milne

If you live in Carmichael or the Arden-Arcade area you may see low flying planes over the next two nights. They'll be spraying insecticides to stop a surge in mosquitoes.

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West Nile Detected In Dead Birds, Mosquito Samples In Sacramento Region

June 8, 2016 | Steve Milne

Mosquito control crews have begun driving through parts of Sacramento with truck-mounted fogging machines to help stop the spread of West Nile Virus. The treatments were prompted by an uptick in dead birds and infected mosquitoes.

California Department Of Public Health

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Mosquito-Borne Viruses And Transmission

February 19, 2016

Epidemiologist Chris Barker joins Insight to explain more about mosquito transmission.


Tiny Fish Curb San Joaquin County's Mosquito Population

June 25, 2015 | Rich Ibarra

This is National Mosquito Awareness Week, and of special concern is the threat of West Nile Virus. One way to prevent mosquitoes is putting fish in the pond.

San Joaquin Co. Mosquito Control

Rain And Warm Weather Contributes To Unseasonable Mosquito Boom

February 23, 2015 | Rich Ibarra

Mosquitoes are starting to show up in unseasonably large numbers in the Central Valley, primarily due to the wet and warm weather.

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