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Ada County confirms additional locations for West Nile Virus Mosquitoes

The Ada County Mosquito Abatement District (ACMAD) has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in mosquito populations at the following locations within Ada County:

• Star – Corner of S. Short Road and W. State Street
• Kuna – Corner of 10 Mile Creek Road and S. Cole Rd.
• Eagle – Corner of W. River Trail Dr. and S. Island Glenn Way
• Eagle – Mace Rd. and W. Windbreaker Ln.
• Hidden Springs – W. Dry Creek Rd. and N. Seaman’s Gulch Rd.

To monitor mosquito surveillance sites and where ACMAD has detected WNV, visit the Ada County Mosquito Tracker.

The positive pools have prompted truck-mounted adult mosquito abatement treatments in the areas surrounding the detection sites in an effort to prevent human cases of WNV. The abatement district will continue to monitor and treat populations in the affected areas, as well as throughout the abatement district boundaries to prevent and control mosquito populations that could potentially vector WNV to humans and livestock.

It is imperative that everybody helps to minimize their exposure to mosquitoes. To help prevent the spread of WNV:

  • Drain or dump standing water weekly. For example, dump standing water from flowerpots, planter bases, bird baths, toys, cans, rain gutters, pet dishes, buckets, and old tires.
  • Ensure that screen doors and windows are tight-fitting and in good condition.
  • Avoid overwatering your lawn and landscape.
  • Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn to prevent mosquito bites. Those are the times when the mosquitoes that transmit WNV are most active.
  • Dress in long sleeve shirts and long pants, preferably in light colors.
  • Apply insect repellent following label instructions. For mosquito repellent recommendations, visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tool to “Find the Repellent that is Right for You.”

For additional information on WNV and Ada County mosquito control efforts, visit the Ada County Mosquito Abatement District website.  To report a mosquito issue, call 208-577-4646, or e-mail the district at: [email protected].