Adulticiding/ Fogging on private property will be based on need rather than want. Requests for fogging will result in trap placement on/around the property and or adjacent lots. We use numbers collected from our traps to determine the level of infestation. If the trap(s) counts meet or exceeded the thresholds set by the District (50 or more Aedes spp and/or 5 or more (Vector) Culex ssp) supplemental treatment options will be considered. If traps indicate that current fogging routes are sufficiently abating mosquitoes no supplemental treatment will occur. All of our actions have to be justified to the EPA and the Idaho Department of Agriculture. So we will not break the law because one "feels" like were not doing enough.The public served by the District need and deserve an agency whose commitment to pursuing public interest outweighs any competing personal or political considerations
People can protect themselves from West Nile virus by following the Seven D’s to avoid mosquito bites:
DRAIN any standing water on your property that may produce mosquitoes.
DAWN and DUSK are times for people to avoid the outdoors.
DRESS appropriately by wearing long sleeves and pants when outdoors.
DEFEND yourself against mosquitoes by using an insect repellant.
DOOR and window screens should be in good condition to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
DISTRICT personnel are here to help address any mosquito problem your family may be experiencing.