More Aerial Spraying in
Elk Grove Tonight
Written By EGN on Sunday, July 1, 2012 | 04:00
“In the past few days many dead birds and mosquito samples have tested positive for the disease” said David Brown District Manager. “The activity is widespread throughout the county and we need to take immediate action to reduce the risk of human infections.”
Aerial spraying will occur over approximately 70,000 acres in areas of Sacramento County south of the American River down to the Elk Grove area. Aerial spraying will also be conducted in North Highlands where many birds and mosquitoes have also tested positive for the disease.
Aerial treatments will be made using either a pyrethroid or an organophosphate insecticide registered for use in mosquito control by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California EPA. While attempts are made to notify the public, the District may postpone or cancel a scheduled application due to unfavorable weather conditions or other reasons.
Posted by EGN at 04:00