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Spraying set for West Nile virus
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Earlier this summer, the West Nile virus was discovered in the Manteca-Ripon area, according to the San Joaquin County Mosquito &Vector Control District.

Specifically, a dead bird in Manteca tested positive decease along with three mosquito samples in the Delta just west of Stockton.

Officials announced scheduled spraying area for the adult mosquito control including Ripon beginning late today (Thursday, Sept. 3).

From 7:40 and 11 o’clock this evening – or Friday, from 7:40 to 11 p.m.  – the Mosquito & Vector Control District is planning for aerial spraying in Ripon along portions of southwest rural Ripon (south of the Stanislaus River/ east to South Mohler Road, and west Airport Way) and Empire Tract, Terminous Tract, Bouldin Island and Venice Island.

Trumpet EC will be used for the aerial spraying.

Pyronly 525 is being used for the ground spraying for adult mosquito control in Stockton, Escalon and Tracy.

The spraying operation is planned for Friday, from 4 to 6 a.m., or early Saturday during the same time.

Portions of Brookside (north of Fourteen Mile Slough, March Lane, Feather River Drive, to west of Ten Mile Slough), Lincoln Village West (File Mile Slough, Benjamin Holt Drive, to west Fourteen Mile Slough) , Escalon (Hwy 120, Vine Ave., Brook Street, and Main Street), and Tracy (East Lowell Avenue, Eleventh Street, Franklin Avenue,  and South Tracy Boulevard) will be hit by the ground spraying.

The district will continue to implement the state’s Mosquito-Borne Virus Surveillance and Response Plan to further protect the public, said spokesman Aaron Devencenzi.

For more information, call 209.982.4672 ext. 109.