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 »