Aerial spraying for mosquitoes began about 9 p.m. in the Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks and Orangevale areas and is expected to conclude before midnight, according to the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District.
The aerial treatments were deemed necessary because of the unusually large number of mosquito samples and dead birds in these area that have tested positive for West Nile virus.
The spraying, scheduled for Thursday night as well, will occur over nearly 19,000 acres. Boundaries of the affected area extend from the Sacramento County line on the north, down to Lincoln Avenue extended on the south and from Interstate 80 and Garfield Avenue on the west to Hazel Avenue on the east.
For more information, see the district website.
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