SAN JOSÉ, CALIF. –The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCCVCD) confirmed on May 29 that adult mosquitoes collected from the 95014, 95129, 95126, 95128, 95008, 95125 and 95117ZIP code areas tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The detection of mosquitoes infected with WNV has prompted the scheduling of a mosquito fogging treatment in the surrounding area, in an effort to prevent human cases of WNV. Weather permitting; the ground fogging is scheduled for Thursday, July 10 at 11:00 pm, and is planned to last for several hours.
The fogging area is generally bordered by Hwy 280 on the north; S. Winchester Blvd. on the west; Meridian Ave. on the east; E. Latimer Ave. and Mc Bain Ave. on the south. A map of the fogging zone can be seen at http://bit.ly/1mLucGK
Information packets will be distributed in the fogging area beginning on Monday July 7, notifying residents about the fogging operation. As an added convenience, on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10, staff from the Santa Clara County Vector Control District and the Public Health Department will be available during extended hours from 7:30 am to 7 pm via a dedicated phone line/voicemail (800-314-2427) to answer questions and provide information.
If virus is found in the post-treatment samples, additional fogging may be required. If no virus is found, further fogging will not be needed.
Contact the Vector Control District if you are being bothered by mosquitoes or know of a potential mosquito-breeding source by calling (408) 918-4770 or requesting a service online.