The City of Cathedral City received the following notice today:
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is detecting increasing numbers of the invasive mosquito species, Aedes aegypti, in your neighborhood. This mosquito is capable of transmitting viruses including chikungunya, dengue, and Zika, viruses not currently transmitted locally.
In an effort to reduce the risk of local transmission, the District will begin truck mounted applications targeting two stages of a mosquito’s life cycle. Immature mosquitoes in standing water sources and flying adult mosquitoes. Applications are scheduled every Saturday beginning September 21 through October 12, 2019.
Applications will be conducted between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Application dates are Sept 21, 28, Oct 5, and 12, weather permitting and subject to change. Updates will be posted to the District website. The application area is bordered by Ramon Rd, Date Palm Dr, Dinah Shore Dr, and Cathedral Canyon Dr.
Control product information: Altosid Liquid Larvicide targets mosquitoes in the water in the larval stage. DeltaGard targets flying adult mosquitoes. Both products are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Products pose a low hazard to people and pets and are considered an effective strategy in controlling infested mosquito populations. Residents may choose to stay indoors during and for 30 minutes after the application as a best practice to reduce exposure.
For more information contact them at www.CVmosquito.org or (760) 342-8287.