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Mosquitoes

(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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Warm Weather Means Early Mosquito Spraying In San Jose

Mosquitoes could be out for blood earlier than usual this year because of the recent warm weather, and that has vector control officials in Silicon Valley scheduling a helicopter spraying of a prime breeding ground for Friday morning.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/10/2011

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West Nile Virus Found In Eastern Contra Costa County

Local scientists discovered mosquitoes in Antioch and a dead bird in Oakley that tested positive for the West Nile virus, the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District announced Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–09/29/2010

Cooler Weather Means Fewer Mosquitoes

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KCBS) _ The cloudy, chilly summer weather has a lot of people down and in a foul mood.

08/06/2010

Chemical Fog to Spray San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KCBS)- Santa Clara County plans to spray for disease-carrying mosquitoes in as a precautionary measure against West Nile virus, but the plan is being met with opposition from some residents.

07/12/2010