Thursday, April 27, 2006

Mosquito breeding season is here

At the Marin County City Managers' meeting I attended this morning, Jim Wanderscheid, General Manager of the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District, asked us to remind our residents that with the heavy rains being over, and the sun shining upon us, it's mosquito breeding season again. Please take time to inspect your property and remove any potential mosquito breeding sites. Standing water is the primary culprit for mosquito breeding: old tires, paint buckets, ditches, non-draining watercourses, etc. Everyone's help is needed to eliminate mosquito breeding sites so that we can reduce the spread of West Nile Virus. Residents and business owners should know about mosquitoes, pesticides, and alternatives to pesticide use. Please check out the Fairfax Open Space Committee's web page for more information. Also visit the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District.