Andrew Partin


August and September Peak Months for West Nile Virus

Jackson County Vector Control District wants to remind residents that August and September are peak months for West Nile virus (WNv) in our county.   In August, the District has detected […]

Encephalitis Virus Surveillance (EVS) Traps

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Medford and Phoenix

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   August 17, 2023   Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Jackson County   Jackson County, Ore.—West Nile virus (WNv) has been detected in three […]


Don’t Give House Mosquitoes a Home!

The Northern house mosquito (Culex pipiens) looks dull but is one of the most medically important mosquito species in the western U.S. due to it’s ability to transmit diseases, including […]

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JCVCD Closed July 3rd, Open July 4th!

Jackson County Vector Control District will be closed on Monday, July 3rd but WILL BE OPEN on Tuesday, July 4th during our normal business hours 8am-4pm! Have a safe and […]


Overwatering and Mosquitoes

Standing water resulting from overwatering or faulty irrigation equipment is a common mosquito source we encounter.   Adjusting your irrigation schedule and ensuring that all pumps, fittings, and pipes are […]

Western treehole mosquito (Aedes sierrensis)

Mosquitoes at Home in the Trees

It’s mosquito season and the Western treehole mosquito (Aedes sierrensis), is particularly active now.  This species prefers water-filled tree cavities as it’s larval habitat and are most commonly found in […]


It’s Tick Nymph Season

Ticks go through 4 life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult.  Spring and early summer are when tick nymphs are most active and they can be infected with the same […]

Western Blacklegged Tick (Ixodes pacificus)

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States.  It is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi […]

Use Mosquitofish to Control Mosquitoes

Mosquitofish Available May 1st!

Mosquitofish will be available at our District office starting Monday, May 1st!  Mosquitofish are free to Jackson County residents and are a great biological control for mosquito larvae and pupae, […]


JCVCD Begins Annual Tick Collections

JCVCD kicked off it’s 2023 tick collections last week!  We collect Western blacklegged ticks (Ixodes pacificus) from locations throughout Jackson County for disease testing.  Western blacklegged ticks are capable of […]


Now Hiring 2023 Seasonal Positions

    We are now hiring multiple temporary Mosquito Control Technicians and a Laboratory Technician for the 2023 season!  To learn more about these jobs and to apply, please visit […]


What To Know About Avian Influenza

  Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in most Oregon counties.  The virus typically affects wild waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and scavengers like vultures.  However, it can spread to […]


National Pesticide Safety Education Month

  February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month! The goal is to reinforce core principles of safe pesticide use with many audiences and to raise awareness of and support for […]


Oregon Pollinator License Plates Now on Presale

  Oregon “Pollinator Paradise” license plates are now on presale!  Funds from each sale go to support bee research conducted by the OSU Extension Pollinator Health Lab and Honey Bee […]


January is One Health Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals […]