Protecting Properties From West Nile

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — After tracking West Nile in Jackson County, Vector Control biologists want you to protect your property’s water from mosquitoes. Sitting water in troughs or ornamental ponds can be a place where mosquitoes like to hang out. They are either born there, or returning to lay larvae creating the next generation. So, … Continue reading »

Vector Control Monitoring Mosquitoes

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Standing pools of water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and are home to larva in their early stages. For more than a month, Jackson County Vector Control has been going around and treating areas like before the problem gets out of hand. Jackson County Vector Control made a stop at … Continue reading »

West Nile Virus Detected in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – West Nile Virus has been detected in a batch of mosquitoes collected earlier this month in Medford. It is the first case of West Nile found in Jackson County this year. Officials with Vector Control said the virus was detected from a single pool of trapped mosquitoes, taken August 16 near Bear … Continue reading »

Dry Summer Keeps Mosquitoes Away

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Jackson County Vector Control reports a historically quiet summer. They say it’s in part due to a dry summer. There aren’t as many backyard mosquito problems because rain isn’t filling wheelbarrows or empty containers often found near homes. So, fewer calls are coming in for vector control service. On a normal … Continue reading »