Riverside County vector control specialists have confirmed the first case of a mosquito capable of transmitting the Zika virus in the City of Perris and are moving quickly to treat the area where the insect was detected.
The county Department of Environmental Health on Tuesday, Oct. 11, is planning both hand-held and truck-mounted sprayers to reduce the population of the Aedes aegypti, also known as the Yellow Fever Mosquito.
Spraying will take place between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. north of 7th Street, south of Tomahawk Road and bordered by Apache Road to the east and Shawnee Road to the west. The affected areas were posted with signs Thursday and Friday notifying residents of the planned treatment.
Please call the Riverside County vector control office at 951-766-9454 if you have any questions, would like to report a mosquito problem in your area or to request fish that eat mosquito larvae. You may also visit the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health website or Facebook page for more information.