District to spray for mos­qui­toes in Lodi

Lodi News-Sentinel - - Page Two - — News-Sen­tinel staff

LODI — In re­sponse to in­creased adult mos­quito pop­u­la­tions and the de­tec­tion of West Nile virus in the south county, the San Joaquin County Mos­quito and Vec­tor Con­trol District is pre­par­ing to con­duct mos­quito pop­u­la­tion con­trol op­er­a­tions in the Lodi area.

Ground spray­ing for adult mos­qui­toes is sched­uled for be­tween 4 to 6 a.m. ei­ther Fri­day or Satur­day in the ru­ral north county. Spray­ing will be range from West Ja­hant Road and the Mokelumne River south to West Peltier Road, be­tween Devries and North Ben­der roads.

The district is also tar­get­ing mos­qui­toes in their aquatic lar­val stage. The aerial lar­vi­cid­ing will be along the San Joaquin River, Mokelumne River and Stanislaus River cor­ri­dors, as well as other ar­eas of sig­nif­i­cant flood­ing.

Aerial spray­ing for lar­val mos­quito con­trol is sched­uled for be­tween 7 a.m. and noon ei­ther Thurs­day or Fri­day in the White Slough Wildlife Area.

Spray sched­ule may change de­pend­ing on weather and wind con­di­tions.

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