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West Nile Virus Surveillance Update
Testing for West Nile Virus is being conducted on Dear Flat National Wildlife Refuge,and various locations through Canyon County including Caldwell near the Boise River, Middleton area, Parma, Greenleaf, Wilder, Melba near the Snake River, and sections of Nampa.
Traps a deployed in the evening hours and retrieved the next morning.
WEST NILE VIRUS UPDATE
Culex species are on the decline with longer nights and shorter daylight hours plus cooler nights. There have no new West Nile Virus trap locations since July 24.
As of August 25, 621 West Nile Virus tests have been completed on Culex species samples with 10 confirmed West Nile virus trap sites.
So far 1 human case of West Nile Virus have been reported in Canyon County.
CDC CO2 baited light trap pictured
MOSQUITO OF THE MONTH: Culex erythrothorax or Tule Mosquito
The Tule Mosquito or Culex erythrothorax is relatively uncommon to SW Idaho (except for this year) where two of CCMAD surveillance traps have shown huge numbers being trapped. Five test pools of Culex erythrothorax have tested positive for West Nile Virus
This species overwinters as a female or larvae. The mosquito is most active at twilight and night and in production habitats such as wetlands/marshes.
They are easily identified because of their reddish brown color! see Photo.
West Nile Virus - What You Should Know
Mosquito Control Around the Home
Water Wise Facts to Control Mosquitoes
Canyon County Pollinator Protection Management Plan
Board of Trustees News
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2015
July 21 Location will be at 15754 Lakeshore Drive, Caldwell. Board meeting and budget working meeting
Budget Hearing Aug 25 and monthly Board meeting.
December meeting and location to be determined.
ALL MEETINGS LOCATION ARE AT THE CANYON COUNTY MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT CONFERENCE ROOM LOCATED AT: 9719 BOOKER LANE, NAMPA
For information on all Board Meeting, to view agendas and minutes, please contact Board Clerk, District Director, Ed Burnett at 461-8633.