West Nile Detected

Malheur County residents the Vector Control has detected West Nile in a pool of mosquitoes caught in a live trap in Harper, Oregon.

Health officials are advising people in Malheur County to take precautions against mosquitoes to avoid the risk of infection, including preventing mosquito bites. West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Most infected people will show little or no signs of disease. Communities and individuals living in or spending significant time outdoors, particularly near irrigated land, waterways, standing water, and used tires—including those working in agriculture, such as migrant and seasonal farm workers—may be at increased risk of mosquito bites and related diseases.

Tips for protecting yourself against mosqutioes:

Eliminate sources of standing water that are a breeding ground for mosquitoes, including watering troughs, bird baths, ornamental ponds, buckets, wading and swimming pools not in use, and old tires.
When engaged in outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, protect yourself by using mosquito repellants containing DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus or Picardin, and follow the directions on the container.
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants in mosquito-infested areas.
Make sure screen doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly.

While risk of West Nile disease is low, a handful of people get it each year in Oregon. The virus also affects wildlife and domesticated and farm animals.

Vector Control District of Malheur County

Vector Control of Malheur County is here to monitor the presence of the West Nile Virus in thee Culex mosquitoes. Once the virus is detected, then the Vector Control will apply pesticides to the proven affected areas as well as continue to monitor for the virus. However until the virus is detected, we will focus our effort on applying larvacides and testing the culex population for the West Nile Virus.

Spray Schedule Calendar

Events in July–August 2022

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
June 26, 2022 June 27, 2022 June 28, 2022(1 event)

Category: General9pm-1am: Fogging Harper, Little Valley Rockville, North Ontario, Annex, and Snowmoody

June 29, 2022(1 event)

Category: General9pm-1am: Fogging South Ontario, Ontario Bench, Willowcreek, Jameson, Vale Bench(Bullycreek) Danner, and surrounding Jordan Valley

June 30, 2022(1 event)

Category: General9pm-1am: Fogging Areas Adrian, Cowhollow, Owyhee Junction, Big Bend, Juntura, Rome and Arock

July 1, 2022 July 2, 2022
July 3, 2022 July 4, 2022 July 5, 2022(1 event)

Category: General9:00 pm: Fogging Harper, Little Valley Rockville, North Ontario, Annex, and Snowmoody

July 6, 2022(1 event)

Category: General9:00 pm: Fogging South Ontario, Ontario Bench, Willowcreek, Jameson, Vale Bench(Bullycreek) Danner, and surrounding Jordan Valley

July 7, 2022(1 event)

Category: General9:00 pm: Fogging Areas Adrian, Cowhollow, Owyhee Junction, Big Bend, Juntura, Rome and Arock

July 8, 2022 July 9, 2022
July 10, 2022 July 11, 2022 July 12, 2022 July 13, 2022(1 event)

Category: General9:00 pm: Fogging South Ontario, Ontario Bench, Willowcreek, Jameson, Vale Bench(Bullycreek) Danner, and surrounding Jordan Valley

July 14, 2022 July 15, 2022 July 16, 2022
July 17, 2022 July 18, 2022 July 19, 2022 July 20, 2022 July 21, 2022 July 22, 2022 July 23, 2022
July 24, 2022 July 25, 2022 July 26, 2022 July 27, 2022 July 28, 2022 July 29, 2022 July 30, 2022
July 31, 2022 August 1, 2022(1 event)

Category: General9:00 pm: Fogging Town of Vale and Nyssa

August 2, 2022(1 event)

Category: General9:00 pm: Fogging Harper, Little Valley Rockville, North Ontario, Annex, and Snowmoody

August 3, 2022(1 event) August 4, 2022(1 event)

Category: General9:00 pm: Fogging Areas Adrian, Cowhollow, Owyhee Junction, Big Bend, Juntura, Rome and Arock

August 5, 2022 August 6, 2022

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