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County continues aerial mosquito treatments
by Tribune Staff
Jul 10, 2012 | 1031 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPANISH SPRINGS — Spanish Springs will be one of four areas to be treated by Washoe County Health District’s Vector Control Program today beginning at 6 a.m. with a second round of aerial mosquito larvicide.

The other areas in Truckee Meadows will include the Rosewood Lakes area, Damonte Ranch area and Washoe Lake region.

Staging for the aerial treatment for Rosewood Lakes and Damonte Ranch will be at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course. Staging for the other areas will be determined later in the day.

The health district’s Vector-Borne Disease Program’s staff began the program by conducting localized fogging treatments at the beginning of June before starting aerial applications in the Truckee Meadows.

The district has received many reports of adult mosquitoes biting residents throughout the day in the Donner Springs and Damonte Ranch areas.

To reduce the risk of being bitten, according to the health district, people are urged to apply insect repellant in the early morning and evening hours, making sure that doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes.

“It is also important to drain any standing water around your property to eliminate hatching areas for mosquito larvae,” said Phil Ulibarri, spokesman for the health district.

To report mosquito activity, call the Vector-Borne Disease Program at 785-4599. For more general vector information, including mosquito control tips, visit www.washoecounty.us/health/ehs/vbdp.html.

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