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Here you can learn about our services and programs, local mosquitoes, the diseases they carry, California's mosquito control history and other related interesting facts. Whether you're looking for some specific public health information, the latest news on West Nile Virus or just trying to learn more about what we do, take some time to look around the Sutter-Yuba Mosquito and Vector Control District(SYMVCD) Website. Our goal is that you will be able to find the answers here!
Mosquito Control Matters
Public Health Pesticide Application Notice
The Sutter-Yuba Mosquito and Vector Control District gives notice that it intends to continue to control immature and adult mosquitoes in the District as nescessary to protect the public's health. Applications may be made between January 1 and December 31, 2013. However, the majority of applications occur between May 1 and October 31. Application of pesticides is predicated on mosquuito abundance as determined by the District's extensive surveillance system. Actual use varies annually depending on mosquuito and vector-borne disease activity. Our District follows an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) program that is an ecosystem based strategy. It focuses on long term prevention of mosquitoes through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation and pesticides. Pesticides are used only after monitoring indicates they are needed according to established guidelines, and treatments are made with the goal of eradicating only mosquitoes. Pesticides are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risk to human health, beneficial and non target organisms, and the environment. These materials are registered by the US Environmental Protection Agency and applied according to label directions by the District's trained and certified technicians. A comprehensive list of pesticides that may be used by the District this season can be viewed by clicking here.
As of April 1st, 2013, you can come by our office M-F 7AM to 3:30PM with a suitable container to pick up some fish for your mosquito breeding source.
Click here to view the 2013 activity report. Data in the report includes numbers for humans, equines, dead bird collections, sentinel chickens and submitted mosquito collections.
Check other SYMVCD News by clicking on the SYMVCD News link bar at the top of the page.
Take a look at some educational short videos on mosquitoes and their diseases