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Ground spraying will be conducted in the following areas on Thursday, July 27, 2017: Taylor Farms, Ambrits Point, Lotz Acres, Herons Walk, portions of Tidemill Estates, River Haven, Olde Port Cove, Lamb Creek Estates, Running Man, York Colony, Roberts Trace, Woods of Tabb, Wythe Creek Farms, Woods on Mansion, Overlook Point, Trebor Pastures, Victory Meadows, Tabb Meadows, Hollymeade, Tabb Terrace, Smithville Terrace, Yorkshire, Kings Villa, Plantation Acres, and McDonald Bluffs. Ground spray trucks will run Monday through Thursday evenings between 8pm-2am. Ground spraying is conducted as weather conditions permit.
Mosquito Control has been able to identify a species that hasn’t been seen in the county for years. The larval photo and the adult photo are the same mosquito. We found the larva in a ditch off of Fenton Mill Road in the upper county, November 22nd. The adult was reared from larva in a special rearing chamber it only took a couple of days to become an adult. The mosquito is a Culex territans. This mosquito’s common name is the Northern frog-biting Culex, females feed almost exclusively on frogs but will take a blood meal from lizards, birds and mammals. This mosquito is not known to be important in the transmission of any human pathogens in the United States.
Mosquito Control crews are currently dispensing larvicide into ditches.
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See the In Focus video that discusses mosquito control and storm water management in York County, Virginia