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Camp Pendleton Conducts Mosquito Control In Oceanside Area

Patch logo Patch 4/24/2021 Lisa Frost
a insect on the ground: 2021 aerial larvicide droppings are planned to cover 14 bodies of water on the following days: 23-24 April, 21-22 May, 28-19 June, 16-18 July, 13-14 Aug., 10-11 Sept., 8-10 Oct. © Shutterstock 2021 aerial larvicide droppings are planned to cover 14 bodies of water on the following days: 23-24 April, 21-22 May, 28-19 June, 16-18 July, 13-14 Aug., 10-11 Sept., 8-10 Oct.

OCEANSIDE, CA — The Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton will be conducting aerial droppings for mosquito control to reduce the risk of transmission of the West Nile Virus and encephalitis to people and animals.

The annual Mosquito Control/West Nile Virus mitigation begins this weekend. Aerial larvicide droppings are planned to cover 14 bodies of water for the year 2021 on the following days: 23-24 April, 21-22 May, 28-19 June, 16-18 July, 13-14 Aug., 10-11 Sept., 8-10 Oct.

“Camp Pendleton works hand-in-hand with our neighboring counties and stakeholders to share disease vector information and collaborate on surveillance-based control activities,” said Gabriel Goodman, the installation pollution manager and section head of the Environmental Security Department. Goodman is also the installation integrated pest management coordinator.

The Environmental Security Department aboard Camp Pendleton coordinates directly with the surrounding communities to share their research on several aspects of mosquito mitigation, notably on where the largest larva populations reside. With this information, Public Health and Facilities Management offices can focus their efforts on these areas to ensure the most effective management possible.

Pellet drops are conducted in areas where there may be stagnant water. These areas include various ranges and training areas, San Onofre Creek near San Onofre Beach, Lake O'Neill, Santa Margarita River northeast of Camp Del Mar, Case Springs and Cristianitos Creek near the San Mateo Camp Ground.

View a detailed map of the locations to be mitigated and more information.

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