Mosquitoes in Boise, Garden City Test Positive for West Nile 

click to enlarge JJ HARRISON WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
The first positive detection of West Nile Virus this season has been confirmed by Ada County health officials. Two different mosquito populations included the presence of West Nile. One of the pools of mosquitoes that tested positive was near the cross streets of Bown Crossing and Parkcenter Way in east Boise, the other near the cross streets of Riverside Drive and Lakemont Lane in Garden City.

The Ada County Mosquito Abatement District says truck-mounted mosquito abatement treatments have begun in both areas while officials continue to monitor and treat mosquito populations across the district boundaries.

In 2017, Ada County's first positive West Nile test pool was reported in mid-July. Between May and September of 2017, Ada County officials confirmed that 73 pools of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile.

Meanwhile, officials at the Mosquito Abatement District remind the public to:
  • Drain or dump standing water weekly.
  • Ensure that screen doors and widows are tight-fitting.
  • Avoid over-watering lawns and landscaping.
  • Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn to prevent mosquito bites.
  • Apply insect repellent, following the label's instructions.
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