Mosquito Control Activities
Due to an increase in detections of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Palm Springs, the District will conduct truck-mounted larval mosquito control applications in the area bordered by Ramon Road, Sunrise Way, Via Carisma, and the mountain. Properties will be treated once per week on Wednesday or Thursday between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. during the following two-day schedules: September 26/27, October 3/4, 10/11, 17/18, and 24/25, weather permitting. Additional dates may be added if necessary. Please check this page for updates. For any questions about the application, please call (760) 541-2057 during hours of operation or send questions to Public Information Manager by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Due to an increase in detections of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Mecca, the District will conduct aerial larval mosquito control applications by helicopter in the area bordered by Lincoln Street, 65th Avenue, Johnson Street, and 66th Avenue. Applications took place Saturday mornings between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. on September 15, 22, and 29. Scheduled operations October 13 and 20 were cancelled due to weather and technical difficulties. The last application was carried out October 27, as scheduled. Additional dates may be added if necessary. Please check this page for updates. For any questions about the application, please call (760) 541-2057 during hours of operation or send questions to Public Information Manager by email at email@example.com.
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Control of Adult Mosquitoes
In the case of an increase in the number of mosquitoes in a particular area, or detection of an arthropod-borne virus in mosquitoes, wild birds, or humans, the District may decide to conduct ground or aerial ultra low volume (ULV) adulticiding activities.
Ground ULV is carried out usually in urban areas with special equipment mounted on the truck to control adult mosquitoes. Aerial ULV is usually carried out in rural areas by helicopter or small airplane. The adulticides are applied at very low dosages. The low dosages, plus natural degradation by UV light and water, ensure minimal risk. The District uses pyrethroid-based products for ground and aerial ULV adulticiding. Pyrethroids are a synthetic insecticide, modeled after a botanical insecticide produced primarily from the flowers of Tanacetum cinerariaefolium, which is a species of chrysanthemum plant family, which acts as the plant’s own insecticide to keep insects away.
At the time of adulticiding the District will post the information on its website as well as in the area. For questions, please contact 760-342-8287 or or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To be notified via email of any adulticiding activities, please sign up for notifications here.
If you would like to request that ground adult control applications are not made to your property, please click here and the District will try to accommodate the request without jeopardizing public health.