OCEANSIDE, CA — The San Diego County Vector Control Program (VCP) will conduct its fifth routine aerial mosquito-fighting larvicide application on Oceanside waterways this coming Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Granules of larvicide will be applied via helicopter to specific waterways known to breed mosquitoes throughout the San Diego region to reduce mosquito breeding and decrease the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) transmission. The larvicide consists of naturally occurring bacteria that target mosquito larvae but are safe for people, pets, plants and wildlife. VCP staff will be at the locations during the applications to answer questions and monitor progress. Depending on conditions, aerial mosquito larvicide applications will occur every 3-4 weeks or as needed during the mosquito season from April to October.
The granular larvicides used by the Vector Control Program act specifically on mosquito larvae and will not harm people, pets, plants, or wildlife. The larvicide consists of granules containing naturally occurring bacteria that target mosquito larvae and prevents them from developing into biting adults.
There are ten waterway areas targeted for application in Oceanside that include approximately 270 acres:
- Buena Vista Lagoon
- San Luis Rey River, West Capistrano Pk
- San Luis Rey River, East Capistrano Pk
- San Luis Rey River, West Douglas Dr
- Huula Dr.
- Foss Lake
- Libby Lake
- Talone Lake
- Guajome County Park
- Antique Gas
- August 10 and August 11
- August 31 and September 1
- September 21 and September 22 (if needed)
For more information please visit SDFightTheBite.com