The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District will be spraying the insecticide Trumpet for two consecutive nights this week in Davis and Woodland after an intense amount of West Nile virus activity was detected, according to a news release Monday from the district.
The district will spray from 8 p.m. to midnight both Wednesday and Thursday, Agricultural areas surrounding the two Yolo County cities will be included in the spray zone.
The spray was prompted by the disease being found in mosquito samples and dead birds, according to the district.
The insecticide will target only mosquitoes, said Luz Rodriguez, the districts public information officer.
So it imposes minimal risks to humans, animals and the environment, Rodriguez said.
This is the third aerial spraying over an urban area. There hasnt been an aerial spraying over Davis since 2006.
The district conducted 28 aerial sprayings in July and five so far in August, including the Yolo bypass south of Interstate 80 and rice fields in north Yolo County.
Nearly 380 people were infected with the disease in California last year, The Bee previously reported. Fifteen people died. There were 10 cases in Sacramento last year and no deaths.
For more information, including maps of the spray area, go to www.fightthebite.net.
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