ROSEVILLE, Calif., – The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District detected an invasive (non-native) species of mosquito on Wednesday, August 28.
The Aedes aegypti, generally generally known as the yellow fever mosquito, was present in a residential south Placer County neighborhood east of Auburn Boulevard at Interstate 80. The California Department of Public Health confirmed the invasive species detection.
“Our first step is to comply with our invasive species response plan and do all the pieces we will to conduct eradication efforts to guard our residents and public well being,” stated Joel Buettner, General Manager. “At this cut-off date, we now have detected one feminine Aedes aegypti mosquito and try to find out the complete extent of the infestation.”
The District makes use of a science-based, Integrated Vector Management method to evaluate mosquito exercise and danger and conduct acceptable mosquito management. The District’s method for the detected mosquito space is conducting door-to-door property inspections to find out the infestation degree. The District can also be coordinating with the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District on efforts because the mosquito was trapped close to the county border.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito has been present in a number of Central Valley and southern California counties, together with current preliminary detections in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. The mosquito is small and darkish with a white violin-shaped marking on its physique. Aedes aegypti can transmit a number of viruses, together with Zika, dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. These viruses, nonetheless, haven’t been discovered circulating in California. “While there was no transmission of those viruses, the looks of those mosquitoes warrants additional precautions,” stated Placer County Public Health Officer Rob Oldham.
The public may help shield themselves and public well being by reporting uncommon, daytime mosquito biting. The District recommends eliminating standing water on property and runoff or pooling from irrigation techniques. Avoid mosquito bites by utilizing EPA registered insect repellents.
More details about Aedes aegypti in California might be discovered right here.
The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District advises the general public to implement the three Ds of safety:
- Drain or dump any standing water that will produce mosquitoes.
- Defend your self and your property by utilizing a CDC-recommended insect repellent and dressing protectively when exterior and ensure screens on doorways and home windows are in good situation.
- Contact the District for any extra assist controlling mosquitoes round your property.