Santa Clara County Vector Control Press Release
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCCvcd) has confirmed that adult mosquitoes collected from an area including portions of the 95112, 95131 and 95133 ZIP code areas of the city of San Jose have 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 areas in an effort to prevent human cases of WNV. Weather permitting, the ground fogging operations are scheduled for 11 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, and will conclude a few hours later.
Door hangers notifying residents of the scheduled fogging will be distributed in the affected neighborhoods starting on Saturday, September 24. Notice is being sent directly to those area residents in the affected ZIP codes through AlertSCC and to those who subscribe to Nextdoor neighborhood networks. General notice also is being provided on various social media platforms used by the SCCvcd including Yahoo Groups (SCCvector), Twitter (SCCvcd), and the SCCvector app.
On Wednesday and Thursday, September 29 and 30, vector control staff will answer questions via a dedicated phone line/voicemail (800-314-2427) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Questions can also be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The specific details of the operational areas are:
Fogging date: Thursday, September 29, from 11:00 p.m. to approximately 2:00 a.m. the following morning, Friday, September 30
Supervisorial District: Portions of Districts 2 and 3
Cities: San Jose
Centered at: Oakland Road and Berger Drive.
- North – Brokaw Rd, Charcot Ave., Fox Ln, Wayne Ave and Mckay Dr.
- East – Lundy Ave.
- South – Hedding St, Berryessa Rd.
- West – N First St.
Map at: http://arcg.is/2daljio
The fogging agent will be Merus 2 organic pyrethrin: