Every summer, the District ‘hires’ 30 chickens to help us monitor levels of West Nile virus in San Mateo County. Here’s what Vector Ecologist Tina Sebay had to say about the District’s sentinel chicken program:
Recorded by Contra Costa County Mosquito and Vector Control District. Byron Leiblein and his daughter describe his experience with West Nile virus, a potentially debilitating mosquito-borne illness. In California in 2014, 801 people became ill with West Nile virus, and 31 died.
Your best defense against bedbugs is not bringing them into your home in the first place. Before staying at a hotel or other rental, check for bed bugs, and alert the management to any suspicious findings.