West Nile spraying of Tracy
by TP staff
Jun 26, 2014 | 6574 views | 1 1 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District is planning to spray chemicals by air to kill adult mosquitoes in South Tracy on either Sunday or Monday between 10:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., according to a news release Thursday.

Trumpet EC, an organophosphate, will be sprayed over an area bounded by the Union Pacific Railroad to the north, West Linne Road to the south, South MacArthur Road to the east and South Lammers Road to the west.

The spraying is in response to increased numbers of adult mosquitoes and the detection of West Nile virus in several areas of San Joaquin County, the release stated.

As of Friday, one middle-aged person in San Joaquin County had tested positive for the virus, but the person had no symptoms, according to San Joaquin County Public Health Services. The infection was found during a blood donation screening.

For information, visit the San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District website.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at drizzo@tracypress.com or 830-4225. 

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June 29, 2014
NO THANK YOU!!!! STOP SPRAYING US LIKE WE'RE THE BUGS!!! I love how they spray us with poisons without bothering to even ask us if we want to be sprayed! I mean think about it, we're in a MAJOR drought. We've had NO RAIN and yet we're supposed to believe there is MORE mosquitoes flying around and now we need to be sprayed with poisons?? GIVE ME A BREAK. You have more of a chance of getting ill from the poisons than you do the mosquitoes!!!

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