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Aerial Mosquito Larvicide Application

 

Last updated 6/24/2016 at 8:16am

Another round of mosquito spraying will be conducted starting Sat. June 25, as part of a major effort to rid Coachella of an infestation of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District will begin spraying between 2:30 a.m. and 5 a.m., 580 acres will receive spray applications over the next three days in an effort to eliminate what vector control officials referred to as a ``medium to large infestation''.

According to CVMVCD, the mosquito control products pose low health risks, but some people may prefer to stay inside or away from application areas for 30 minutes after spraying is conducted.

Weekly applications are expected to continue through the summer. According to vector control officials, a recent Federal Aviation Administration approval for larval control and aerial adult control applications will allow CVMVCD to use a helicopter to carry out applications in the coming weeks.

West Nile virus has already been detected in eight mosquito samples found in Palm Springs this year.

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