The San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector Control District (SMCMVCD) will conduct truck-mounted adult mosquito treatment in Redwood City the night of Wednesday, Aug. 5 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Thursday morning. This treatment is due to the discovery of adult mosquitos affected with West Nile Virus in Redwood City.
TREATMENT AREA: Approximately bounded by Elwood St. to the northeast, Vera Ave. to the southeast, Canyon Rd. to the southwest, and Blandford Blvd. to the northwest.
• Residents in this area do not need to prepare or take any precautions.
• The treatment may be visible in the area as a light fog on the evening of August 5.
• The materials used for fogging pose minimal risk to humans, pets, and the
• The treatment used is called Zenivex E4, and it contains 4% etofenprox, an active
ingredient in many flea treatments for cats and dogs. The remainder of the product is inactive ingredients used to dilute it.
REDUCE YOUR RISK OF MOSQUITO BITES AND WEST NILE VIRUS
– Apply insect repellents that contain DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR 3535 and follow label instructions.
– Make sure that doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes and repair or replace screens with tears or holes.
– Eliminate standing water and containers that can hold water from around the home.
– Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors.
MORE INFORMATION: A map of the treatment area and further information can be found on the District website at www.smcmvcd.org. Redwood City Residents with additional questions can call the District at (650) 344-8592 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.