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Keeping The Mosquito Population Under Control
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) This Thursday, the Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District was out checking the Mosquito population down in Rock Creek Park.
And for the first time in many years... it's good news.
Good news for us humans... not for the mosquitoes.
Over the past few months, the Abatement District has set over 150 mosquito traps down in the Rock Creek area… And not a single trap come back positive for the West Nile Virus.
There are two factors that have contributed to this.
An active approach from the county in eradicating the pest. And homeowners properly removing stagnant water from their property.
With that being said, the county still has a few words of warning for the public.
“This summer, with the really hot weather we’ve had it accelerates the growth of mosquito larva, they can grow from a little egg to hatching out in about 5 days. So with this really warm weather it’s easy to forget about some water and it produces mosquitoes. Really watch for those containers… tires, buckets, troths… anything that can hold water.”
Said, Kirk Tubbs Manager of the Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District
For more information on controlling mosquitoes on your property.
Or for what you can do to limit your chances of West Nile infection.
You can contact the Pest Abatement District at 733-2338 or log onto their website at WWW.TFCPAD.ORG