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No aerial spraying planned

Environmental Management officials in El Dorado County said they have no plans to engage in aerial spraying of insecticides to control mosquitoes.

However, if mosquito activity increases, truck-mounted spraying may be used in areas of the county most at risk for West Nile virus, according to a news release issued Thursday.

As of that date, health officials reported that 10 dead birds had tested positive for the virus in the county this year, but no human tests have been confirmed as positive for the virus.

For several months, technicians from the Environmental Management Department have treated storm drains and other water sources to kill mosquito larvae. They also have gone door-to-door to educate residents about prevention efforts.

For more information about mosquito-control activities in western El Dorado County, call (530) 621-5300.

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