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benf | 04/26/14

Avoid this dangerous mosquito; destroy all its habitat; use repellent; report sightings

A ballot proposition that would have provided an additional assessment for controlling the Aedes aegypti mosquito in Madera County has failed, according to information from the Madera County Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Aedes aegypti is a carrier of yellow fever and dengue fever.

The district’s Invasive Mosquito Prop. 218 Assessment failed by 64.29 percent of the returned ballots voting “No.”

“Due to those results the district will only be able to provide its normal mosquito abatement services this season,” according to a news release. “Property owners calling for service may see a backlog due to the large number of calls; we will try our best. Due to our limited resources, be patient and follow the below recommendations to help us control the Aedes aegypti mosquito sources in your area.”…


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