The Board of Trustees for Camano Island Mosquito Control District 1 will hold a Budget Workshop/Hearing for the 2018 budget. The hearing will be held Thursday October 19 following the regular board meeting 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Camano Senior and Community Center
606 Arrowhead RoadCamano IslandWA98282
Contact Info: Jay Lawrence (360) 926-3099 E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
MOSQUITO SEASON IS HERE!
With spring arriving, and warming temperatures in the forecast mosquito season has arrived! Mosquitoes are already active either as overwintering females or larvae ready to morph into their adult stage. Female mosquitoes will soon be searching for a blood meal, which they need for egg production. Soon after the eggs develop she will be in search of water on which to lay her eggs where her young (larvae and pupae) will grow. Standing water left by the wet winter and spring will provide a perfect nursery for them. Barrels, buckets, cans, bottles, tires, watering troughs, literally anything that will hold water is a potential nursery for mosquitoes. Eliminate mosquito-breeding sources around your house now before she can lay her eggs. Turn over containers that have collected water. Change outdoor pet and livestock water at least once per week.
The Camano Island Mosquito Control District is actively searching out potential breeding areas, mapping them and monitoring mosquito activity. As part of our monitoring program we also track mosquito complaints, set traps to collect adult mosquitoes, and participate in the Washington State West Nile Virus Surveillance program. Please call us if you’re having mosquito problems; It’s very important for us to know where the mosquitoes are coming from if West Nile Virus shows up in Island County; we’ll have a better chance at preventing it from spreading.
There are several ways to contact the Camano Island Mosquito Control District
Jay Lawrence; District Manager
cell phone call or text; 360 926-3099
Camano Island Mosquito Control District
Public Notice of Mosquito Season Pesticide Application
The Camano Island Mosquito Control District will be conducting mosquito abatement activities including pesticide applications as needed.
The approximate date range of applications; March 2015 thru October 2015 Pesticides and active ingredients planned for use;
VectoBac®; Active ingredient Bacillus thuringiensis, subsp. Israelensis
Natular™; Spinosad (a mixture of spinosyn A and spinosyn D)
For information regarding the pesticides planned for use; VectoBac® www.valentbiosciences.com, Natular™ www.clarke.com, Altocid® www.altosid.com,
Areas to be treated; various areas within or adjacent to the boundaries of the Camano Island Mosquito Control District
Information will also be posted at any locations directly accessible to the public.
Aquatic Pesticide Permittee; Camano Island Mosquito Control District, Jay Lawrence 360 926-3099, website; www.cimcd1.com
Ecology Aquatic Pesticides Permit Manager; Jonathan Jennings Water Quality Program Department of Ecology 360-407-6283
To be placed on a “No Spray” list, e-mail or call in your request to; Jay Lawrence at 360 926-3099 or e-mail email@example.com
There are currently eighteen organized mosquito control districts in Washington; Camano Island MCD is virtually the only one on this side of the cascades. Western Washington has some of the most densely populated areas in the state, as well as the wettest, yet organized mosquito control programs have not been established.
Did you also know that the mosquito district only covers a small portion of Camano Island? The most effective mosquito control programs are community wide; mosquitoes know no boundaries. We live on an island with a natural boundary; doesn’t it make sense to include the entire island community as part of the mosquito control program? Mosquito control is good for the health of a community. Tourism, real estate sales, outdoor recreation, and your health will all benefit from an organized mosquito control program.
The fact is we already have the mosquitoes. We are continually importing new mosquito species and the diseases they carry. We must be prepared to prevent their becoming part of our public health landscape. That requires safe, effective, sustained mosquito control. However, community wide public support is crucial for the success of each of these efforts. We may all pay the price for complacency.
How can you help?
Many common mosquito species lay their eggs just above the water line on the inside surfaces of items that hold water.
You should… get rid of old tires, tin cans, bottles, jars, buckets, and other containers, or empty them on a weekly basis. Empty small wading pools weekly, repair leaky pipes and outdoor faucets, change water in bird baths twice weekly, properly maintain ornamental ponds.
Do it for yourself, do it for your family, do it for your neighborhood – take a stand against mosquitoes; don’t give them a place to lay their eggs.
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