West Nile-infected mosquitoes prompt spray


Mosquitoes caught in a limited area near the Santa Clara-Sunnyvale border have tested positive for the West Nile virus, prompting a planned Tuesday spraying in portions of four ZIP code areas.

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District is scheduled to spray the mosquito control treatment from truck-based tanks beginning at 11 p.m. Tuesday in the affected areas, Santa Clara County officials said Friday.

The spraying is expected to last a few hours.

The affected area is bordered on the south by El Camino Real, East Arques Avenue on the north and South Fair Oaks Avenue on the west. The eastern boundary is far more jagged, with its easternmost point where the Caltrain tracks cross over Bowers Avenue.

Door hangers with notice of the planned spraying are being distributed and notice is being made both through Nextdoor online networks and through AlertSCC notifications via cell phone, email or landline phone.

On Monday and Tuesday, Vector Control staff will be available to answer questions, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at (800) 314-2427. Questions also can be emailed, at

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