Luis Rodriguez with Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Control says since the drought took hold in 2012, the state has seen West Nile cases in people triple with nearly 800 in 2014. The last time numbers were this high was back in 2005.
Joel Buettner with the Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District says they’ve been getting double the calls they normally would this time of the year about the blood-suckers.
Historically the Parklawn neighborhood has had flooding issues when it rains. But neighbors say they’re still dealing with a muddy mess days after the rain, thanks to the county’s flood-control effort.
The spraying is in the same area that was treated in July, when many neighbors complained about the lack of notice.
A Sutter County woman has died from West Nile Virus becoming the County’s first ever fatality from the mosquito-born illness, according to officials.