The Santa Clara County Vector Control District confirmed on June 21 that adult mosquitoes collected from the 95125, 95126, and 95128 ZIP code areas of the cities of San José and a small portion of the city of Campbell 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, June 26, at 11:00 p.m., and is planned to last for several hours. The zone is centered at Fruitdale Avenue and Leigh Avenue.
The fogging area is generally bordered by West San Carlos Street on the north; Lincoln Avenue on the east; Willow Street, Los Gatos Creek trail, and Southwest Expressway on the south; and Highway 17 on the west. A live map can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1pRRaTU.
Information packets will be distributed in the fogging area beginning on Tuesday, June 24, notifying residents about the fogging operation. As an added convenience, on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26 staff from the SCCVCD will be available during extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. via a dedicated phone line/voicemail (800-314-2427) to answer questions and provide information.
Post-fogging mosquito samples will be set on Friday, and collected on Saturday, June 28. 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 here.
Product Used by the SCCVCD in Ground Fogging