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Eastern Sierra News for June 22, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

MOSQUITO FOGGING EVENT: EAST BISHOP, ROUND VALLEY, MILLPOND

Mosquito control ULV fogging applications are planned to be performed around the east side of
Bishop on Tuesday 9/12/2023. Fog treatments are also scheduled for the Forty Acres area in
Round Valley along with Millpond on Wednesday 9/13/2023. Crews will be using truck mounted
fogging equipment to control excessive adult mosquitoes.
Fogging operations are planned to start in the morning between 4:30 and 6:30 am depending on
the weather. If it is too windy or temperatures are too cold, fogging is not effective and will need
to be postponed.
Excessive water spreading in inaccessible areas has increased the number of biting mosquitoes
in our communities, along with the threat of mosquito borne arborvirus confirmed in the area.
Protect yourself from mosquito bites by wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts when you
are outside, particularly in the morning and evening hours. To prevent bites, the California
Department of Public Health recommends using EPA-registered insect repellents that contain
one of the following active ingredients: DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus
(OLE), or Para-menthane-diol (PMD). Look for one of these ingredients on the front or back of
repellent containers. Products with a higher percentage of an active ingredient will work longer
to protect you. Please read and follow label directions before applying repellents.

Please report any mosquito problems to the Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program by
calling (760) 873-7853 or visiting https://www.inyocounty.us/services/agriculture/mosquito-
abatement .
Visit us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OVMAP/ to get the latest
information about mosquitoes in the Owens Valley.