Mosquito Agency Determines Coachella Neighborhoods Need Another Round Of Spraying
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District's efforts to kill the mosquitoes that can carry Zika were not as effective as it would have liked.
Coachella Vector Control Spraying For Mosquitoes Again
The Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District is spraying for mosquitoes again this weekend. The agency sprayed last week, but the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus continue to infest several Coachella neighborhoods. ... To test the effectiveness of those treatments, the vector control agency set up traps in a number of front and backyards. It concluded that the effort had killed up to 75 percent of the mosquitoes on some streets, but was less effective on others. Coachella Vector Control attributes that to shifting winds, and says some yards are harder to penetrate from the street. (Plevin, 6/17)