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Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District in Pocatello Idaho

Helpful Links

Helpful Links R.I.S.E. - Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment Center for Disease Control Animal Disease (Idaho Department of Agriculture) Debug The Myths DEET Online Insect Repellents: Use and Effectiveness (EPA) Pest Facts Reporting Dead Birds (Idaho Fish and Game) Southeastern Idaho Public Health Southeast Idaho Recreation West Nile Virus:...

Employment

Employment We are now accepting applications for temporary, summer help. For Employment Information, including current job postings and application information, please visit the Bannock County Employment page.  You can also contact the Bannock County Noxious Weed Control department supervisor at 208-251-3083. Current Job Openings (PDF) Please refresh browser (F5) to view latest version...

Contact Us

Contact Us Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District David Herter, Supervisor 1500 North Fort Hall Mine Road Pocatello, Idaho 83204  (Map) Office: 208-236-7409 Fax: 208-236-0609 Email Please submit the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible. CONTACT FORM Requester's Information: (* indicates required field) Personel: David Herter, Supervisor Larvicide...

Request Service

Mission Statement Neighborhood mosquito inspections and West Nile virus testing begins each spring. Please submit the form below if: You suspect potential mosquito production areas on or near your property or in your neighborhood. You would like recommendations on practical and inexpensive mosquito control procedures and products. You have special...

Prevent Mosquito Bites

Preventing Mosquito Bites Avoid mosquito bites by following these important, but easy, steps: Use insect repellents to avoid mosquito bites. DEET, Picaridin, and Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus are all EPA-approved repellents. Follow label instructions carefully. DEET is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics for children over 2 months of...

West Nile Virus Threat Levels

West Nile Virus Threat Levels Visit Idaho's West Nile Virus website Levels Level 1: Remote Risk of Human Infections  No positive surveillance indicators currently found in the county. Mosquitoes are starting to emerge in the spring. Level 2: Low Risk of Human Infections  First evidence of virus activity has been...

Control Mosquitoes Around The Home

Control Mosquitoes Around The Home Did You Know? In 2005, for the first time in Idaho, mosquitoes tested positive to the disease West Nile Virus. The mosquitoes that tested positive were found in Canyon County.  It is possible to generate large amounts of mosquitoes around the home with small amounts...

Mosquito Habitat

Mosquito Habitat Most of us are aware that stagnant water sitting in an old barrel is prime for mosquito habitat...but...what about that stack of pots on the side of the shed or the ornamental pond in the yard or the wheelbarrow in the garden? Did you know that mosquitoes can...

Mosquito Life Cycles

Mosquito Life Cycles Life Cycle of a Mosquito Larval stages are known as instar stages 1-4. Instar Stages Larval Stage Wigglers, which feed on organic material in the water Pupae Stage to Adult Stage Emerging Adult. Active stage. Also called tumblers. Does not feed.

Mosquito Facts

Mosquito Facts Although there are fourteen species of mosquitoes found in Bannock County, there is one species that is know to carry and transmit the West Nile Virus. This is the Culex species and the varieties found in Bannock County are Culex tarsalis and Culex pipiens (shown below). These are...

Grasshopper or Cricket Control

Grasshopper Or Cricket Control In Bannock County If an outbreak or infestation of grasshoppers or crickets occurs in Bannock County, here is some information to keep in mind. If you are an agricultural landowner, there are some potential grant monies that have been given to the state for help in...

District Maps

District Maps Maps of Fogging Routes, Larvicide Treatment Sites and Trap Locations in the Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District. Fogging Routes Larvicide Treatment Sites Mosquito Trap Locations Bannock County Map

Mosquito Control Products

Mosquito Control Product Labels: Agnique MMF - Label - MSDS AllPro Envion rtu - Label - MSDS AllPro Evoluer 4-4 ULV - Label - MSDS AllPro Provect 1G - Label - MSDS AllPro Sustain MBG - Label - MSDS Altosid 30-day briquets - Label - MSDS Altosid liquid larvicide - ...

Adult Mosquito Control

Adult Mosquito Control Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District operates the Adult Mosquito treatment program primarily based on surveillance results.  When adult mosquito trap counts reach pre-determined thresholds, Bannock County will send fogging trucks to control adult mosquito populations.  In some situations, a barrier spray may be the best choice for...

Larval Mosquito Control

Larval Mosquito Control Our mission is to help protect the citizens that live within the Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District boundaries from disease-carrying mosquitoes such as the Culex species, which is the primary vector for the West Nile Virus, to improve the quality of life for District constituents by managing...

mosquito-traps

Mosquitoes are attracted to the light of the trap and Carbon dioxide from the dry ice inside.

Surveillance and Testing

Surveillance & Testing Many areas of Bannock County may be affected by one or more mosquito problems.  The Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District (BCMAD) focuses abatement efforts towards reducing the populations of Culex species of mosquitoes, which are the primary disease vectors for West Nile Virus, and reducing the populations...

What We Do

Mission Statement Our mission is to help protect the citizens that live within the Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District boundaries from disease-carrying mosquitoes such as the Culex species, which is the primary vector for the West Nile Virus, to improve the quality of life for District constituents by managing mosquito...

Zika Virus

Zika Virus WHAT IS ZIKA VIRUS AND HOW DOES IT SPREAD? Zika virus (ZIKV) was first discovered in 1947 in the Zika Forest of Uganda. Shortly thereafter, it was isolated from mosquitoes and then humans in 1968. ZIKV is a flavivirus similar to yellow fever, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, and West...

Mosquito Abatement

Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District Notices DENGUE FEVER ZIKA VIRUS The Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District will be conducting surveillance and trapping to determine fogging applications throughout the County this summer. Fogging applications help control adult mosquito populations and the transmission of disease. If you have any questions, please contact...

Typical Summertime Subdivision Habitat Site