The Mosquito district has been receiving inquiries from people in areas outside of the current district asking for help with mosquito problems. While we can offer advice and guidance, we cannot offer any treatment or in depth monitoring of mosquitoes. The only way to get the kind of help needed is to join the Camano Island Mosquito Control District. The process is not difficult but volunteers are needed. A petition was circulated to gather signatures to annex the rest of Camano Island into the district, but without support from people wishing to join the district the effort fell short. Trying to include the whole island all at once may have been too aggressive; smaller areas can be annexed; almost 300 signatures were collected with a very minimum amount of effort, 759 were needed. With enough signatures a measure to annex areas into the district can be placed on the ballot and put to a vote. There are still ongoing efforts to expand the boundaries of the Camano Island Mosquito Control District to include other areas and possibly all of Camano Island. Volunteers are needed to make this happen. Contact Jay Lawrence firstname.lastname@example.org to help with the efforts.
Mosquito Surveillance Program
Are you having Mosquito problems?
Have you had Mosquito problems in the past?
Do you want to help monitor Camano Island for West Nile Virus?
The Mosquito Control District is looking for locations to set up our adult mosquito traps for our monitoring program. You don't have to do anything other than contact us and let us set up in your yard. The traps have a footprint of approximately 2 feet square. We will collect the mosquitoes caught in the traps on a daily basis. By taking part in the program you reap the benefit of removing mosquitoes that may be eyeing you for a meal! Even if you're not in the district we have some traps provided by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) that we will set up to monitor other areas of Camano Island. The mosquitoes we trap are counted, sorted, and some are sent to the DOH for West Nile Virus testing