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Public Service Announcement

Date: 
06/28/2022

Public Service Announcement  

Tuesday June 28th, 2022  

 The Sutter-Yuba Mosquito & Vector Control District reports that in an effort to reduce risk of WNV in the Sutter-Yuba area, District personnel will begin ultra low volume spraying in the Wheatland, Plumas Lake, Olivehurst, Linda, East Marysville, south and west Yuba City, Live Oak, Sutter, and Tierra Buena areas. Spraying will normally take place on Thursday mornings. The first application of the season is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 30th. All pesticide applications are predicated on mosquito abundance, disease activity and favorable weather conditions. Spraying will be performed with pickup mounted foggers every week starting as early as 3:30 AM and continuing up to 2 ½ hours. Agricultural areas are being treated for adult mosquitoes weekly with ground fogging on Tuesday evenings. Spraying will be performed weekly starting at sunset and lasting 2 to 3 hours and is dependent on appropriate weather conditions. Agricultural areas west of Yuba City, east of Olivehurst/Plumas Lake and north of Marysville are being treated after sunset by aircraft as necessary. Aircraft applications will be made with a yellow and blue striped Air Tractor, a white Cessna 232 Skymaster or a white, with red stripe Ag Wagon flying at approximately 300 feet in elevation. The spray program will be discontinued in the fall when there is a significant drop in the mosquito population and disease activity. The District will be using a combination of insecticides including Pyrethrins, Pyrethroids and Naled. These materials are registered by the Environmental Protection Agency and applied according to label directions by the District’s trained and certified technicians and contractors. Although these materials pose a low risk to human health, some people may prefer to avoid or minimize exposure by staying indoors, keeping their windows closed and turning off their window –mounted air conditioners, evaporative coolers and whole house fans when spraying is taking place in the immediate area. You can obtain additional information about spray operations by calling the District office at 674-5456 ext. 0 between the hours of 7 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday thru Friday or by viewing our website at www.sutter-yubamvcd.org. Residents can also sign-up for email spray notifications by visiting the District’s website.