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The Best Defense Against Ticks & Tick-Borne Disease is YOU!

Release date: 
May 30

Cotati, Ca - According to the Centers for Disease Control, tick-borne diseases are on the rise. From May through July, people will get more tick bites and tick-borne diseases than any other time of year in the United States. Officials from the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District are urging residents to take preventative measures against ticks, especially during the spring, summer, and early-fall when ticks are most active.

Large Swarms of Insects that Resemble Mosquitoes in Marin and Sonoma Counties

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Feb 28

Cotati, Ca - Marin and Sonoma counties are home to numerous insects that closely resemble mosquitoes. According to the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District, many of these insects have begun to emerge in large numbers, causing the public great alarm. In some areas, these insects have been found covering the sides of homes, in breezeways, near front doors, and swarming over lawns and bike trails.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: Tick Bite Prevention Tips

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Nov 21

Cotati, Ca - The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District is reminding residents that ticks are active year-round and to take preventative measures when outdoors. Adult western black-legged ticks (Ixodes pacificus) are commonly found fall through early spring, while the tiny nymphs are most active in the spring and early summer. Both stages of this tick can transmit the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

West Nile Virus Activity Update - August 2016

Release date: 
Aug 26

Cotati, Ca - The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) confirmed that two more dead birds have tested positive for West Nile virus in Sonoma County. Both American Crows were collected from the City of Rohnert Park; one near Commerce Boulevard and Rohnert Park Expressway and the other near Golf Course Drive and Hacienda.

2016 West Nile Virus Activity 

Sonoma County: 3 dead birds and 1 positive mosquito pool (sample)

Marin County: 4 dead birds

More Dead Birds Test Positive In Marin & Sonoma Counties

Release date: 
Aug 19

Cotati, Ca - The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) announced finding two more dead American crows infected with West Nile virus. One dead bird was collected from San Rafael in the vicinity of Thornwood Terrace and Tarragon Drive. The other dead bird was collected from Santa Rosa in the vicinity of Aviation Blvd and Brickway Blvd. Both areas will continue to be monitored for additional virus activity. 

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