Weather permitting, San Diego County Vector Control will be hand-spraying to kill adult invasive Aedes mosquitoes — which could carry and spread the Zika virus — in a Nestor neighborhood Wednesday, officials are reporting.
Crews will begin work at 9:30 a.m.
The neighborhood where the spraying will take place is about nine acres in size, south of the Interstate 5/State Route 905 interchange and includes residences on Pikake Street, Deep Haven Lane, Lawndale Street and Quadra Avenue.
According to a county news release, “The pesticide the county uses, Pyrenone 25-5, poses low risk to people and pets, and dissipates in roughly 30 minutes. However, Vector Control teams will be wearing protective gear and people are recommended to stay at least 30 feet away from the people doing the spraying, and the areas being sprayed, for at least 30 minutes.”
While mosquitoes were found near a person who contracted Zika while traveling outside the country, no mosquitoes in San Diego County have tested positive for the virus, according to county officials. All of San Diego County’s confirmed Zika cases have been travel-related.