Things are getting warm, we've experienced 90+ temperatures and extra rain to boot! All of these things create a good case for us to say it's going to be a busy year. District technicians have been busy in the field since last season, working on tick-borne disease surveillance, rodent-borne disease surveillance, and preparing immature mosquito habitats to better facilitate treatments this spring. As things warm up we encourage residents to dump out or drain any standing water and call the District with any mosquito issues. As a reminder, the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California reminds all Californians; "Mosquitoes and warm weather go hand in hand. Coinciding with the arrival of mosquito season, the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California (MVCAC) is recognizing the week of April 22 through 28, 2012 as West Nile Virus and Mosquito & Vector Control Awareness Week in California. West Nile virus is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can result in debilitating cases of meningitis and encephalitis, and lead to death in humans, horses, some bird species and other wildlife."