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Avoiding ticks while camping

Avoiding Ticks While Camping

You may be taking suitable precautions to protect yourself from bears and other wild animals while camping, but have you considered little pests that can be as small as the […]

Tick-Borne Diseases are Hard to Diagnose

Why Tick-Borne Diseases are Hard to Diagnose

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists sixteen different diseases transmitted by ticks in the United States, including Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis.  Since 2004, confirmed cases of tick-borne […]

Prime Mosquito Breeding Conditions

Record Rainfall Creates Prime Mosquito Breeding Conditions

Some parts of Oregon, including Multnomah County, enjoyed record rainfall amounts this spring.  In fact, the last time Multnomah County received as much precipitation was 81 years ago.  While more […]

Use Mosquitofish to Control Mosquitoes

Should You Use Mosquitofish to Control Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are blood-sucking vectors that carry and transmit several dangerous diseases such as West Nile Virus (WNV), St Louis encephalitis (SLE), Western Equine encephalitis (WEE), and Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE).  […]

preventing ticks in yards

Preventing Ticks in Yards

Ticks are a dangerous vector insect species found in many parts of the United States.  They require an animal host to survive and reproduce and feed on the host animal’s […]

2022 Tire Disposal Event

JCVCD 2022 Tire Disposal Event Canceled

Unfortunately, we decided to cancel our JCVCD 2022 Tire Disposal Event due to insufficient staffing.  We know this is an important free disposal event for our community to reduce risks […]

Winter Mosquitoes?

Have you noticed “mosquitoes” around your home even though it’s winter? While certain species of mosquitoes do overwinter as adults, what you’re most likely seeing are winter crane flies. Like […]

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Adult Mosquito Treatment Map 9/8/2021

We are planning on doing adult mosquito control application, on certain routes within the areas highlighted in red, between the hours of 3-6 am on the date listed on the map. […]


More West Nile Virus found in Jackson County

After detecting West Nile virus earlier this month, another detection was made in Jackson County. The first mosquitos that tested positive for the virus were found west of White City […]


West Nile virus confirmed in mosquitos collected in Jackson County

The Jackson County Vector Control District (JCVCD) is encouraging residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites as testing confirmed West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected west of […]


Larval Mosquito Surveys

Following an Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) approach, our primary means of controlling mosquitoes is through breeding source reduction, larval control, and biological control (i.e., mosquitofish). Technicians conduct hundreds of larval […]


Integrated Mosquito Management Surveillance

At Jackson County Vector Control District, we use Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM). IMM focuses on using multiple methods to control nuisance mosquitoes and mosquitos that can spread viruses like West […]


Remember the 3 D’s of Mosquito Prevention!

DRAIN – Most of a mosquito’s life cycle takes place near or in water so check around your home for sources of standing water and eliminate them. DRESS – Loose […]


National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

It’s National Mosquito Control Awareness Week! According to @CDCgov, people in every U.S. state experience mosquito-transmitted disease. This week we will bring you information on best practices, personal protection, and […]