MOSQUITO FOGGING EVENT: BISHOP, INDEPENDENCE AREAS
Mosquito control ULV fogging applications are planned to be performed around the west side of Bishop including the Yribarren Ranch and in the town of Independence. On Friday 7/21/23. Crews will be using truck mounted fogging equipment to control excessive adult mosquitoes.
Fogging operations are planned to start in the morning between 4:30 and 6:30 am depending on the weather. If it is too windy or temperatures are too cold, fogging is not effective and will need to be postponed.
Excessive water spreading in inaccessible areas have increased the number of biting mosquitoes in our communities. Protect yourself from mosquito bites by wearing long pants and long sleeved shirts when you are outside, particularly in the morning and evening hours. To prevent bites, the California Department of Public Health recommends using EPA-registered insect repellents that contain one of the following active ingredients: DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (OLE), or Para-menthane-diol (PMD). Look for one of these ingredients on the front or back of repellent containers. Products with a higher percentage of an active ingredient will work longer to protect you. Please read and follow label directions before applying repellents.
Please report any mosquito problems to the Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program by calling (760) 873-7853 or visiting inyomonoagriculture.com.
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