Spraying for mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus scheduled for Sunday night in Menlo Park

by Contributed Content on August 2, 2015

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San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) detected West Nile Virus (WNV) in adult mosquitoes collected on July 29, 2015 in Menlo Park. The District will conduct truck-mounted adult mosquito treatment around the detection site in an effort to prevent human cases of WNV.

Weather permitting, the adult mosquito treatment is scheduled for the night of Sunday, Aug. 2 between 9:00 pm and 5:00 am Monday morning.

The treatment area, which is primarily residential, is approximately bounded by Menlo Ave. to the north, San Mateo Dr. to the west, Creek Dr. to the south, and Waverly St. to the west.

Mosquitoes will be collected in the area after the treatment is complete. If post-treatment mosquito samples are carrying West Nile Virus, additional adult mosquito control treatments may be necessary.

Reports of dead birds are an early indication that West Nile virus is circulating in the environment. Residents are encouraged to help by reporting fresh carcasses of birds or tree squirrels to the West Nile virus hotline, online at www.westnile.ca.gov or by phone at 877-WNV-BIRD (877-968-2473).

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Bruno Gotzmer August 3, 2015 at 6:39 am

This is the 2nd year in a row you didn’t warn residents. And feeling sick again this morning much like last year. People need to know they’re being poisoned!

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J. Kirkpatrick August 5, 2015 at 11:23 pm

its terrible!!! i just posted below. they are frikkin criminals.

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J. Kirkpatrick August 5, 2015 at 11:19 pm

you are POISONING US!!! i am in redwood city and have had migraines for three frikkin days bc nobody told us we were going to be chem bombed with toxic neurotoxins!!! i also felt extremely nauseous today and didn’t know why until I got a notice that they were going to spray in Redwood City. we have left and are staying in San Mateo for two days because of this. I don’t believe there’s any West Nile virus haven’t seen one mosquito all former long. you’re trying to poison us just like the chem trails just like the GMO’s and just like the vaccines.

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J. Kirkpatrick August 5, 2015 at 11:20 pm

*all SUMMER long

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