Night Two Of Mosquito Spraying Happening Tuesday

On Monday, planes took to the sky releasing pesticides over Sacramento as part of a two-day effort to kill mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus.

After 67 birds in Sacramento County died from the virus and at least 142 mosquitoes tested positive, something had to be done to keep West Nile from potentially spreading to humans. 

The highest concentration of infected birds and insects were found in the areas of Pocket and Elk Grove.

More aerial spraying is scheduled to take place tonight between 8 p.m. and midnight.

Sixty to 90 gallons of the pesticide Trumpet is being sprayed on roughly 41,0000 acres of land in the county between the two nights.

The Environmental Protection Agency says Trumpet is nontoxic to humans, but fatal to mosquitoes.

Check out the map below to see if spraying is taking place in your neighborhood or visit this website and type in your address to see if you're in an infected area.

Courtesy: Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District


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