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End 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 three questions:

  • 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.