Another section of Livermore is scheduled to be sprayed by the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District in an effort to control West Nile virus activity.
Following measures taken in eastern Livermore last week, the agency announced it will be conducting the same treatment in the southwestern portion of the city tonight (Sept. 14) starting "in the late evening hours."
The treatment area is limited with Fontenett Avenue and Concannon Boulevard as the northern boundaries; Holmes Street as the eastern boundary; Alden Lane as the southern boundary and Murdell Lane as the western boundary.
Weather permitting, district personnel will apply Evergreen ULV (5-25) ground public health insecticide by a truck mounted ultra-low volume sprayer.
Residents are encouraged to stay indoors during the spraying hours, which are limited to nighttime. The insecticide will break down in sunlight, according to the district.
Officials are taking these steps as a result of a number of West Nile virus positive dead birds and groups of West Nile virus positive mosquitoes in the treatment area.
Information about mosquitoes and West Nile virus can be found at www.mosquitoes.org.
Residents can request mosquito fish for their fish ponds, horse troughs, etc. by contacting the district office at 510-783-7744. For information concerning West Nile virus symptoms, prevention or testing, contact the Alameda County Public Health Department at 510-267-8001.