The message below pertains to residents in the northwest sector of Greenbrae. The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District is working hard to locate and eliminate sources of mosquitos and needs permission from homeowners to inspect for these sources. They are working hard and quite intelligently to identify large and small water sources where the mosquitos are breeding. I’ve highlighted in red below a key item in the email received this morning from the District.
Thanks for your help with this important issue.
Scott Sherman, GPOA Landscaping Chairman
Greenbrae Property Owners’ Association (GPOA)
P.O. Box 383
Kentfield, California 94904
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From: Erik Hawk
Date: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:06 AM
To: Scott Sherman
Cc: John Walker
Subject: Mosquito Control
Hello Mr. Sherman,
I have been informed of a mosquito production and control issue that currently exists in Kentfield, in the North Almenar Drive area. We have found some swimming pools lacking proper maintenance and producing mosquitoes and have taken care of them. However, our adult mosquito traps continue to collect an abundance of several species of mosquitoes within the community. The mosquito species collected can cause substantial irritation and two of them are capable of transmitting West Nile virus. Our Vector Control Technician working in the area, Chris Mohrman, has left informational brochures on the front doors of several homes requesting that the homeowners contact him so he can perform mosquito surveillance in backyards, hopefully find the sources of water and larval mosquito production, and perform mosquito control if necessary. Unfortunately, we have received very few responses from the homeowners. It is imperative that we are able to perform proper mosquito surveillance and locate the sources of mosquito production in a timely manner. The mosquito species we are finding can fly a considerable distance from the water source(s) and transmit disease to surrounding communities. The District’s intent in gaining access to properties within the community is to control mosquito populations, minimize discomfort to the residents, and reduce the potential for transmission of a pathogen such as West Nile virus. Our intent is not to create an inconvenience or any other issues for the residents.
We understand that you are a leader in the Home Owners Association for the aforementioned area. If you could please distribute this e-mail to the homeowners/residents in the HOA and ask them to please call Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District – Vector Control Technician Chris Mohrman at 707-974-1204 to discuss mosquito control on their properties and allow for a brief mosquito inspection it would be of significant assistance.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and attention to this matter. If you or the members of the HOA have any questions please have a look at our website at www.msmosquito.com , contact Chris Mohrman at 707-974-1204, or Marin County Field Supervisor John Walker at 707-974-2236.
Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District
595 Helman Lane
Cotati, CA. 94931
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