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Manteca, Lathrop areas targeted for mosquito spraying
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In response to increased adult mosquito populations and the detection of West Nile virus in several areas around Manteca and Lathrop, the San Joaquin County Mosquito and Vector Control District (District) is preparing to conduct ground spraying for adult mosquito cntrol.

Ground spraying for adult mosquito control using MGK Pyrocide 7396 or Evergreen 60-6 is scheduled for both this morning and Sunday morning between 4 and 6 a.m. in the following areas:

• South Manteca Area: North to Yosemite Avenue and the Highway 120 Bypass at Airport Way, south to Woodward Avenue, east to Main Street, and west to McKinley and Airport Way.

Spraying for adult mosquitoes is done near sunset or sunrise with trucks and airplanes when mosquitoes are most active. The District will be using sprayers that apply a very fine mist of material that kills adult mosquitoes on contact. Control operations are contingent upon favorable weather conditions and if canceled, will typically be rescheduled to the following morning or evening.

The District will continue to implement the California Mosquito-Borne Virus Surveillance and Response Plan to protect public health and welfare. Spray locations and times will normally be available 24 hours in advance. People can access spray information and spray schedules by calling the District at (209) 982-4675 or toll-free at 1-800-300-4675 during business hours from 7:00 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or by visiting the District’s website online at

Due to increased adult mosquito populations and/or detection of West Nile virus, the following area is scheduled for spraying:

To request District service, call (209) 982-4675, 1-800-300-4675 or visit the District website at

For more information about mosquito control and WNV:

• California West Nile virus information and to report dead birds and squirrels: Call toll-free at 1-877-968-2473, or California Website:

• San Joaquin County Public Health website: