SKAMANIA COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT – NOTICE OF INTENT 2016

January 6, 2016

Public Notice of Mosquito Control Activities – 2016

The Skamania County Mosquito Control District will begin seasonal activities around March 29, 2016.   Only when mosquito larva is found will they use one of the following larvicides.

  1. AquaBac G (Bacillus thuringiensis, subspecies Israelensis): specific for mosquito larva
  2. Altosid (S-Methoprene) a growth inhibitor active on early stages of mosquito larva
  3. Agnique (poly-alpha –w-hydroxy): a monomolecular surface film used for later stages of larva and pupa

Later in the season and only in those areas where adult mosquitoes reach thresholds as specified in District IMM plan or if mosquito transmitted disease is detected, will the district adulticide using:

  • Aqua Reslin (permethrin) which is fogged at a rate between 0.0015 and 0.007 ounces per acre.

Mosquito control activities will continue throughout the season until mid to late October depending on weather conditions

Phone or email the Mosquito Control District for further information or to report mosquito problems within District boundaries – (360) 904-4345 or SCmosquitocontrol@gmail.com . Additional information and schedule changes will be posted and updated on our website    https://mosquitoboard.wordpress.com or http://www.skamaniacounty.org/government/boards-and-commissions .

 

 

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2015 Wrap-Up

January 6, 2016

2015 was a very mild year for your Skamania County Mosquito Control District.  Due to low snow packs we did not experience the flood water that we typically do.  The lack of flood water in the primary breeding areas resulted in much less larva in all areas we have access to.  We will assume the same situation in the areas we do not have access to.

Also, the more individuals can do to control mosquito larva and therefore mosquitoes around their homes, the more pleasant evening are felt from everyone in the area.