of Season Alert
For the majority of
states, October - December marks the end of the mosquito season. If pesticide
spraying is continuing in your community or state ask your local officials
- Are temperatures
falling to 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the day or night (which renders
mosquitoes completely inactive)?
- Is the threat of
a West Nile outbreak in these late weeks high enough to warrant the
threat to human health and environment posed by the spraying of pesticides?
- What kind of surveillance
and response plan is in place so we can prevent problems next mosquito
season and avoid the demand to spray in the first place?
For more information
on the West Nile virus, prevention, management and activism, goto one
of the links on the left sidebar.