The County of San Diego’s Vector Control Program is scheduled to conduct pesticide spraying in north Torrey Pines and South Del Mar after finding increasing numbers of mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus in the area.
Vector Control plans to use a truck-mounted sprayer. The pesticide has been used safely in California for years.
Spraying is scheduled for Wednesday between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., weather permitting.
The spraying area includes communities north of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, the areas between Seapoint Townhomes and Pointe Del Mar bounded by Carmel Valley Road on the south, Interstate 5 on the east to the northern junction of Portofino Circle and Portofino Drive, and Highway 101 (North Torrey Pines) on the west.
Additional spraying may be done at the same hours Thursday and Friday.
The pesticide, Pyrenone 25-5, poses low risks to people and pets.