Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Spraying for mosquitoes begins Wednesday.
ZachNews has great news for the people of Needles, California who are sick of the mosquitoes biting our community.
According to the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services, due to rising numbers of adult mosquitoes in the City of Needles, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), Mosquito and Vector Control Program (MVCP) will spray pesticide from trucks in the areas listed below beginning on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 from 9:00am to 6:00pm PT if weather permits.
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Services added, “Very low application rates of the pesticide Pyrenone 25-5 are needed to control mosquitos. Given the low application rate that will be sprayed, adverse health effects are not expected. Should individuals feel they are experiencing effects from the spraying they should contact a health professional. DEHS advises persons to stay indoors during the ground spraying of pesticides and avoid direct contact with the spray.”
For additional information regarding Pyrenone 25-5 and other mosquito control products, please see the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPS) website at:
Please note that the application may be delayed as a result of unfavorable weather conditions (i.e., rain, high winds) or equipment malfunction.
For more up-to-date information on the spraying activities, please call the MVCP at: 1 (800) 442-2283.
Earlier, City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. confirms to ZachNews that spraying for mosquitoes in Needles, California will begin at 1:00pm PT on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015.
Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson also confirmed to ZachNews the 1:00pm PT time that City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget M.D. told ZachNews in front of the Needles Administration Building in Downtown Needles, California on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.
Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson posted to his Facebook page the press release talking about the spraying for mosquitoes in Needles, California.
** The City of Needles Press Release reads the following: **
“City of Needles News Release:
San Bernardino County Mosquito and Vector Control will immense truck style fogging within the City of Needles tomorrow afternoon as soon as the required 24 hour notice to the public is given. The County will soon be issuing their own media release along with the City of Needles. The spraying will take place at all areas of recreation including but not limited to the following; City Parks, Ball fields, schools and golf course. They will be making house to house contact in these area and posting bulletin flyers.
It is thanks to all of you, along with Supervisor Lovingood and staff that this issue is being addressed. So I urge all property owners to call and have their individual properties added to the list to be sprayed within the City and outlining County areas.”
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Those wishing treatment on private properties should contact: 1 (800) 442-2283.
** Those wishing treatment on private properties can also file a request at the following County of San Bernadino website address: **
Earlier, Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson has been contacted by San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Robert A. Lovingood on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 who said that San Bernardino County Mosquito and Vector Control will be meeting with the City of Needles to do spraying in the community.
Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson posted the response from San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Robert A. Lovingood’s Office which reads,
“Great news Needles residents, our persistence and not willing to accept no for an answer is going to pay off. I will post my latest response from Supervisor Lovingoods office. Good morning. We spoke with Vector Control last night and this morning. I understand they are in route to Needles this morning. Raymond from Vector Control will be reaching out to you and plans to arrange a strategy meeting. Vector Control intends on spraying / fogging strategic areas around Needles and will need your help with the required community notifications and outreach strategies. They also are bringing some effective to hand out. Our Community Liaison, Steve Moffitt, has been informed. I f you need his assistance please let me know. Susan Drake First District Supervisor’s office”
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