PRESS RELEASE – March 18, 2020
In accordance with CDC and public health authority recommendations to protect both Napa County residents and District staff, the Napa County Mosquito Abatement District will be closing its facilities to the public. The District will continue to operate essential programs to protect the health and comfort of County residents by reducing mosquito and ground nesting yellowjacket populations.
Vector control personnel will continue to manage mosquito and yellowjacket populations in public areas, such as parks, marshes, channels, ditches, temporary rainwater areas, storm detention basins, street gutters and drains. Community events, presentations, and in-classroom programs will be suspended until further notice.
It is important to remember that COVID-19 (corona virus) is not transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. However, other viruses, such as West Nile, can be. Therefore, residents are requested to be proactive in the coming weeks to eliminate standing water around their property, especially after a rain event. The following steps will help reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted diseases and mosquito breeding:
For more information on steps to prevent mosquito breeding or for help with yellowjackets, visit the District’s website at www.napamosquito.org or call 707-553-9610.
The District will continue to assess its operations daily and monitor public health guidelines. The public’s support and understanding during this fluid time of challenge greatly is appreciated.
Wesley A. Maffei, Manager, Napa County Mosquito Abatement District
Mosquitoes must have standing water to develop. Eliminate standing water in bird baths, tires, basins and many other areas around your property. Our homeowner checklist has important advice on mosquito control.
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Using Best Management Practices our goal is to minimize environmental impact through monitoring and timely, effective applications of the safest materials and techniques.
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NCMAD has been serving Napa County for nearly 90 years and has a long history of inventive resourcefulness in minimizing what was once a severe mosquito problem in the North Bay.
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Problems with mosquitoes / pests on your property? Have a question or some feedback? Call our office at (707) 553-9610
Mosquitofish are typically available April 15 to October 15 at the District and other locations. Please call to confirm availability before coming to pick up.
For 90 years, this small government agency has covered vast spaces to fight mosquitoes in Napa County.