Positive Tests Confirm West Nile Virus Mosquitoes
Targeted treatment scheduled for August 13 in limited area in Los Altos Hills
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The County of Santa Clara Vector Control District has confirmed West Nile virus (WNV) positive tests in adult mosquitoes collected from portions of the 94022 ZIP code area that includes part of Los Altos Hills. As a result, a truck-mounted adult mosquito control treatment has been scheduled in the area to prevent human cases of WNV. Weather permitting, the ground operations are scheduled for approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, and will conclude a few hours later. The District is adhering to all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department regarding the Novel Coronavirus (that causes COVID-19) and will be conducting the treatment in accordance to those guidelines
Santa Clara County will place door hangers notifying the public of the scheduled mosquito treatment in targeted neighborhoods beginning, Tuesday, August 11. The County will also notify the public in the treatment ZIP codes through AlertSCC and Nextdoor. General notice will also be provided on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter (@SCCVCD), and the SCCVector app.
Vector Control staff will be available to answer any questions from the public, Monday – Friday, at the dedicated phone number (408) 282-3114, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Questions can also be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are the specific details of the mosquito control treatment:
Treatment date: Thursday, August 13, around 10:00 p.m., for approximately three hours
Supervisorial District: District 5
City: Los Altos Hills
Centered at: Purissima Road and Roble Ladera Road
-North – Arastradero Road and Stirrup Way
-East – West Fremont Road
-South – Moody Road and South El Monte Road
-West – Page Mill Road and Altamont Road
Treatment ZIP code: Part of 94022
Map at: https://arcg.is/1reCzm
During the adult mosquito control treatment operations, there is no need to relocate. Those who wish to minimize exposure for family members or pets may close windows and remain inside during the County of Santa Clara Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency Department of Environmental Health Vector Control District 1580 Berger Dr. San José, CA 95112 (408) 918-4770 www.sccvector.org scheduled time period, which typically lasts three hours. Individuals who have chemical sensitivities may want to consult their physician. All control treatments utilized are approved by the Federal and State Environmental Protection Agencies and are widely used by Vector Control agencies throughout California.
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