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Franklin County Mosquito Control District traps and tests mosquitoes for West Nile virus throughout the County on a weekly basis.

“With mosquito populations on the rise, this is the time of year West Nile virus starts to emerge.  To help keep the number of mosquitoes to a minimum it is important to dump out all standing water at least once a week or contact your local mosquito control district to check larger bodies of stagnate water on your property. 

If you have to be outside during times of peak mosquito activity, we recommend that you wear long sleeve shirts and pants, as well as insect repellent containing DEET.” says David Dorsett, Franklin County Mosquito Control District Director.

Franklin County Mosquito Control District will be conducting aerial and ground treatments over these areas for the remainder of the mosquito season.

For more information, contact: 

David Dorsett, Director

509-545-4083       

August 25, 2016

One mosquito sample collected tested positive for West Nile virus The sample was collected on the northwest end of Scootney Reservoir, Othello, WA.

August 23, 2016

One mosquito sample collected tested positive for West Nile virus The sample was collected approximately one mile northeast of Basin City, WA. located in the Bailie Youth Memorial Ranch access parking lot.

August 18, 2016

Please be advised; Franklin County Mosquito Control District will be performing aerial adulticiding over Shoreline Road and Dent Road (West Pasco), Basin City, Connell and surrounding area on the evening of August 19, 2016 between 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This application is in response to the detection of West Nile virus as well as a rise in the number of adult biting mosquitoes in the areas.

August 17, 2016

Two mosquito samples collected tested positive for West Nile virus. One sample was collected approximately one mile North East of Basin City, WA. in the Bailie Memorial Youth Ranch wildlife access parking lot off of Sagehill Road. The second positive sample was collected on Shoreline Rd. Pasco, WA. located on Corps of Engineer property along the Columbia River.

July 22, 2016

One mosquito sample collected tested positive for West Nile virus The sample was collected on Shoreline Rd. Pasco, WA. located on Corps of Engineer property along the Columbia River.

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