Mosquitoes

Gambusia affinis, more commonly known as mosquito fish, are seen swimming after being released in a neglected pool infested with mosquitos at a foreclosed home on June 29, 2012 in Pleasant Hill, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Blamed For State’s Second-Highest Year Of Human West Nile Virus Cases

There were more than 800 human cases of West Nile virus throughout the state in 2014, the second-highest year on record to date, the state Department of Public Health announced Wednesday.

04/09/2015

An Asian Tiger mosquito feeds from the blood from a person. (Jack Leonard/New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board/Getty Images)

Mosquitoes Appear Early In Bay Area’s Mixed Weather And They’re Hungry

Mosquitoes are making their presence felt in the Bay Area almost a month ahead of schedule. The mixed weather has some experts warning it could signal an early start to West Nile virus season.

03/10/2015

Candlestick Park Stadium, San Francisco

Jump on Tomorrow: Farewell To Candlestick, Nurses Strike, South Bay Mosquito Fogging

On Thursday, Paul McCartney takes the stage in the farewell to Candlestick Park.

08/13/2014

BRENTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 23: Technicians with the Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District drive a truck through a neighborhood fogging with Pyrocide 7396 insecticide on August 23, 2012 in Brentwood, California. In the wake of the largest outbreak of the West Nile Virus in the U.S. history, the Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control is fogging areas of the county that have seen a spike in numbers of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus. More than 1,100 people in the Unites States have been infected with West Nile and 41 people have died. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mosquitos, Dead Birds Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Contra Costa County

A group of mosquitoes and several dead birds found throughout Contra Costa County have tested positive for the West Nile virus in recent weeks, Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District officials said Tuesday.

07/01/2014

(Santa Clara Vector Control)

Spraying Planned For More South Bay Mosquitoes Discovered With West Nile Virus

The discovery of several mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus in the South Bay is prompting officials to once again spray for the insect.

06/30/2014

(Santa Clara Vector Control)

How To Identify Deadly Yellow Fever Mosquito As Invasive Species Spreads In Bay Area

As dangerous Yellow Fever Mosquito spreads in the Bay Area, look for white markings, and brown color to identify these smaller insects.

04/14/2014

An Asian Tiger mosquito feeds from the blood from a person. (Jack Leonard/New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Reports 1st West Nile Virus Case Of The Year

The woman, who was hospitalized for a short time, is now recovering at home, Santa Clara County Valley Health and Hospital System spokeswoman Joy Alexiou said.

08/07/2013

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San Francisco Health Officials Warn Residents Of West Nile Virus

There have been 19 cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, including Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties. The San Francisco Health Department is now asking the public’s help in preventing the spread of mosquitoes that may carry the virus. Nader Shatara, the head of Vector Control for the San Francisco Health Department, said residents should beware of standing water where mosquitoes breed.

09/02/2011

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Mosquitoes Tested Positive For West Nile In San Jose

A Santa Clara County neighborhood will get a fogging treatment early next week following the findings.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/19/2011

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Overnight Spraying In South Bay Targets West Nile Virus

Insecticides were sprayed overnight Thursday in parts of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale in an effort to kill adult mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/08/2011

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