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** Breaking News!!: Needles, CA: Spraying for mosquitoes begins Wednesday. **

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.

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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:

http://www2.epa.gov/pesticides

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.

** More information at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

https://zachnews.net/2015/10/20/breaking-news-needles-ca-spraying-for-mosquitoes-begins-wednesday/

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**** Weather for Needles, California: ****

– Wednesday:

Isolated showers before 11:00am PT.

Partly sunny, high near 81*F.

North wind 7 to 11 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 20%.

– Wednesday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 63*F.

North wind around 5 mph becoming south southwest in the evening.

– Thursday:

Sunny, high near 83*F.

West wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the morning.

– Thursday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 63*F.

South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest after 12:00am PT.

**** Weather for Mohave Valley, Arizona: ****

– Wednesday:

Isolated showers.

Partly sunny, high near 81*F.

North northwest wind 7 to 13 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 20%.

– Wednesday Night:

Partly cloudy, low around 61*F.

North wind around 5 mph becoming south in the evening.

– Thursday:

Sunny, high near 83*F.

South wind around 5 mph.

– Thursday Night:

Mostly clear, low around 60*F.

South southeast wind around 5 mph.

** More Weather Information and Weather Radars: **

– National Weather Service:

http://www.weather.gov/

– National Weather Service Weather Radar:

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=ESX&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

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**** Safety Tips: Mosquitoes: ****

**** Here are some safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on protecting yourself from mosquito bites: ****

– Wear insect repellent: Yes! It is safe. When used as directed, insect repellent is the BEST way to protect yourself from mosquito bites—even children and pregnant women should protect themselves. Higher percentages of active ingredient provide longer lasting protection.

– DEET: Products containing DEET include Cutter, OFF!, Skintastic.

– Picaridin (also known as KBR 3023, Bayrepel, and icaridin): Products containing picaridin include Cutter Advanced, Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus, and Autan outside the United States).

– Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or PMD: Products containing OLE include Repel and Off! Botanicals.

– IR3535: Products containing IR3535 include Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition and SkinSmart.

** Which mosquito repellents work best?: **

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of products containing active ingredients which have been registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use as repellents applied to skin and clothing.

Of the products registered with the EPA, those containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection.

EPA registration means that EPA does not expect the product to cause adverse effects to human health or the environment when used according to the label.

** How often should repellent be reapplied?: **

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, repellents containing a higher percentage of the active ingredient typically provide longer-lasting protection. Regardless of what product you use, if you start to get mosquito bites, reapply the repellent according to the label instructions.

** What precautions should I follow when using repellents?: **

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, always follow the recommendations appearing on the product label. EPA recommends the following when using insect repellents:

– Apply repellents only to exposed skin and/or clothing (as directed on the product label). Do not apply repellents under your clothing.

– Never use repellents over cuts, wounds or irritated skin.

– Do not apply to eyes or mouth, and apply sparingly around ears. When using repellent sprays, do not spray directly on your face—spray on your hands first and then apply to your face.

– Do not allow children to handle or spray the product. When using on children, apply to your own hands first and then put it on the child. Avoid applying repellent to children’s hands because children frequently put their hands in their eyes and mouths.

– Use just enough repellent to cover exposed skin and/or clothing. Heavy application does not give you better or longer lasting protection.

– After returning indoors, wash treated skin with soap and water or bathe. This is particularly important when repellents are used repeatedly in a day or on consecutive days.

– If you (or your child) get a rash or other reaction from a repellent, stop using the repellent, wash the repellent off with mild soap and water, and call a local poison control center for further guidance. If you go to a doctor, it might be helpful to take the repellent with you.

** Can insect repellents be used on children?: **

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Yes. Most products can be used on children. Products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not to be used on children under the age of three years. EPA does not recommend any additional precautions for using registered repellents on children other than those listed above.

** Can insect repellents be used by pregnant or nursing women?: **

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Yes. EPA does not recommend any additional precautions for repellent use by pregnant or nursing women.

** More safety information tips regarding mosquitoes and West Nile Virus are at the following website addresses: **

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Safety Tips):

http://www.cdc.gov/features/stopmosquitoes/

http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/faq/repellent.html

**** Here are some safety tips from the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health on what you can do to help control the spread of mosquitoes and West Nile Virus around your property: ****

– Keep pools/spas filtered, cleaned, and chlorinated.

– Report neglected or abandoned pools and spas.

– Routinely check and empty containers with water in them. Turn them upside down to prevent water build up.

– Discard water in bird baths weekly.

– Place mosquito fish in ponds, fountains etc.

– Remove excess vegetation from your property.

– Ensure all septic tank covers are tightly in place.

– Clean out rain gutters to prevent water pooling.

– Don’t over water lawns and remove standing water from low areas on your property.

– Repair any leaking plumbing fixtures.

** More safety information tips regarding mosquitoes and West Nile Virus are at the following website addresses: **

– County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health (Safety Tips):

http://www.sbcounty.gov/uploads/dph/dehs/depts/vectorcontrol/WestNileVirusImportantFactsandSafetyTips.pdf

**** Contact Information: ****

If you have a problem with mosquitoes, please call the Mosquito and Vector Control Program at: 1 (800) 442-2283.

For more information regarding mosquitoes and West Nile Virus as well as what are the symptoms of West Nile Virus and safety tips regarding mosquitoes at the following website addresses:

– County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health:

http://www.sbcounty.gov/dph/dehs/Depts/VectorControl/mosquito_and_vector_control_home.aspx

– Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html

http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/symptoms/

 

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