Mosquitoes  In Palm Springs Test Positive For West Nile Virus; No Human Cases In Riverside County In 2023

Mosquitoes trapped near Hermosa Place and Patencio Road in Palm Springs have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

So the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District will be spraying during the wee hours of Saturday morning between 1 and 7 in the morning every Saturday through the end of August.

They will continue to spay every other Saturday in the month of September.

The spraying will be in an area between Racquet Club Drive and Alejo Road, from Sunrise Way to the San Jacinto Mountains.

So, far there are no cases of West Nile Virus in humans in Riverside County yet this year.


Aedes aegypti mosquito biting a human hand. The pest spreads West Nile Virus.

Photo from Alpha Media USA Portland OR