Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Fourth District

Facebook    Twitter

August 21, 2020

The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) is reporting a high number West Nile virus (WNV) positive mosquitoes in the Cities of Fullerton and Buena Park. Laboratory test results indicate a significant number of positive WNV mosquito samples in the area between the Beach Blvd to Euclid Street and 91 Freeway to Rosecrans Ave. Please see the affected treatment area in the image below.

The presence of WNV positive mosquito samples and high abundance of mosquitoes increases the risk of residents getting bit by a mosquito capable of transmitting WNV. Based on surveillance results, the District has initiated planned residential adult mosquito control efforts in the cities of Buena Park and Fullerton on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 25th through 27th from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Below is a link with address look up for the treatment area:

The treatment product used is applied at extremely low rates (less than 1.3 fluid oz. per acre). At the application rate this product will not harm:

  • People or pets, even if present during application
  • Finishes on cars or homes
  • Fruit trees, vegetable gardens or fish ponds 

There is no need to turn off air conditioning systems during the application. The product is applied at a time when bees are not active. All products used by the District are approved by Federal and State regulatory agencies.

To avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, OCMVCD makes the following recommendations:

  • Eliminate any standing water around your house weekly in items such as
    trash cans, toys, tarps and containers.
  • Toss unneeded items that can hold water.
  • Clean bird baths, pet bowls and ponds. Neglected
    or non-circulating water features can breed
  • Dump water from flower pots and saucers. Avoid
    purchasing water-holding plants such as
    bromeliads and lucky bamboo.
  • Check gutters and curbs for standing water. Clear out any vegetation in gutters.
  • Make sure all window and door screens on your house are in good repair.
  • Wear a repellent containing DEET®, Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or IR3535. 

Doug Chaffee
Supervisor, Orange County Board of Supervisors