The Turlock Mosquito Abatement District was seen conducting aerial spraying this morning. The Mosquito Abatement spaying is an effort to reduce the increase of adult mosquito and West Nile Virus that has been found, not only in California, but also near Turlock and Denair.
Though residents of Turlock and Denair areas did not make many online posts about seeing “suspicious aircrafts,” as they did when the Turlock Mosquito Abatement District conducted aerial spraying on July 31, people once again expressed concern over public notice of aerial spraying.
“Mosquito abatement at it again around 6:30 this morning. Website advises people stay in and keep their windows closed,” one person posted to the TurlockCityNews.com Facebook page. “Fine! How about a little notice, folks??!!!”
There is public notice on the Turlock Mosquito Abatement District website that was posted on Aug. 18 explaining that aerial spraying would be conducted on Aug. 20/21 in the early morning hours between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.
TurlockCityNews.com confirmed that the spraying was conducted on Thursday morning and there would be no spraying on Friday, Aug. 21.
The Turlock Mosquito Abatement District advises that residents stay indoors during spraying to avoid direct exposure to the spray and close their windows to prevent spray from entering their home.
The material that is used is pyrethrin the same material that people use in their homes to spray mosquitoes indoors, according to the Turlock Mosquito Abatement District.
To prevent mosquito bites while outdoors during the moist dusk and dawn, it is recommended to wear mosquito repellent with DEET. Make sure to follow the labeling and safety precaution when using the insect repellent.
Also, as prevention measures to keep the from being a victim of the West Nile Virus, keep yards and pools clean while limiting as much standing water as possible in neighborhoods.
For more information on the future dates, times, and target locations of ground spraying for the Turlock community, call the Turlock Mosquito Abatement District at 209-634-1234 or visit TurlockMosquito.org.
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