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West Nile Virus detected in mosquitos in portions of Mountain View and Palo Alto

Original post made on Sep 14, 2023

Mosquitos infected with West Nile Virus have been found in parts of Mountain View and Palo Alto. The Santa Clara County Vector Control District plans to use a spray treatment to target the affected areas on Thursday, Sept. 14.

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Posted by Stepheny
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 18, 2023 at 6:15 pm

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I returned from a trip today -- Monday -- and was not at home during the preventative spraying for the West Nile virus last week. My yard, normally filled with all sorts of birds, is eerily empty of them today. Only a lone hummingbird has been by to visit. Has anyone else experienced this effect?

Posted by Mondoman
a resident of Green Acres
on Sep 20, 2023 at 7:15 am

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Not here at least I think. I looked up the insecticide and dosing used (pyrethrin ultra low volume spray) and it seems reasonable. West Nile can be quite nasty, especially in areas where it has arrived relatively recently, so I hope these limited applications can knock it back.

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