Orange County Officials Make Strides With Mosquito Eradication Campaign
There's been a dramatic decrease in the number of mosquitoes that have been caught at one breeding ground, and none of the ones trapped tested positive for West Nile.
The Orange County Register:
Mosquito Abatement Appears Successful At Costa Mesa's Fairview Park
Last week, Vector Control crews captured 28 southern house mosquitoes found in traps, a significant drop from the 125 found each night prior to the abatement project, said Jared Dever, spokesman for the control district. None of the 28 mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, Dever said. He added that although the breed is very likely to carry the virus, it tends to live in urban areas instead of wetlands. (9/8)