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Return of warm weather means return of mosquitoes

They’re back.

Mosquitos “are out and looking to bite,” according to officials with the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District who reminded residents on Tuesday to take precautions now.

“This is a typical trend that we see every year in February when we get a few days of sunny and warm weather,” said Gary Goodman, the district’s manager.

“These mosquitoes are ones that had been hibernating during the past few months,” he explained. “The warm temperatures have brought them out of resting and they are aggressively biting.”

Fortunately, he said, these mosquitoes are not the same species that can pose a threat for West Nile virus and are instead considered a seasonal nuisance, common during this time of the year.

欧洲杯竞猜District crews have been inspecting areas where these mosquitoes can breed and making appropriate treatments, the vector control district said.

Meanwhile, over the past few days, the number of service requests received by the district has increased significantly.

“Since people are spending more time outside, they are noticing mosquitoes more,” said Goodman.

While the official start of spring is still more than a month away, a warming trend is expected for this week and it’s important for residents to inspect their property and drain any stagnant water they may find in flowerpots, buckets, bird baths or other small containers, the district said.

The best protection against mosquito bites is wearing long sleeves and pants when spending time outside. An effective mosquito repellent that contains DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus is also a good protective measure, the district said.

To report mosquito breeding sources, request a home inspection or if you are being bothered by mosquitoes, call 1-800-429-1022 or fill out a service request online at www.FIGHTtheBITE.net

Meanwhile, practice the Distirct D’s of mosquito prevention:

* Drain standing water that may produce mosquitoes.
* Dawn and Dusk are times to avoid being outdoors.
* Dress appropriately be wearing long sleeves and pants when outside.
* Defend yourself by using an effective insect repellent. Make sure to follow label directions.
* Door and window screens should be in good working condition.
* District personnel are also available to address any mosquito problems. Call them at 1-800-429-1022 or visit www.FIGHTtheBITE.net

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