Dry Northern California Winter Leads to More Mosquitoes

FAIRFAX, Va. (February 6, 2015) – After an exceptionally warm and dry January in Sacramento County, CA, the mosquito population is thriving. According to Sacramento County Vector Control, they have received an influx of calls from residents complaining about the overwhelming number of mosquitoes.

The mosquitoes causing the complaints have all been confirmed to be anopheles mosquitoes, which do not carry West Nile virus; therefore, there won't be any spraying implemented. Instead, residents should work to keep local mosquito populations under control by eliminating any standing water in their yards, especially as the weather continues to warm up for spring.