West Umatilla Mosquito Control District
ABOUT THE DISTRICT

The principal objective of the West Umatilla Mosquito Control District and the basic reason for its formation is to provide a comprehensive mosquito control program as the means for preventing the transmission of Western Equine Encephalitis through the reduction of its primary vector, the mosquito Culex tarsalis. Secondary objective which is also accomplished by the district’s comprehensive program includes, freedom from mosquito annoyance increasing yields in livestock, enjoyment of our yards, patios, parks, golf courses and other outdoor recreational areas.

The West Umatilla Mosquito Control District (WUMCD) was one of the first vector control program in Oregon, voter created as an independent taxing district in 1971. WUMCD has 5 appointed trustees, 3 full-time and several part-time employees. The average length of employment is approximately 10 years.

The professional staff includes the District Manager, a Field Supervisor, and an Office Administrator. WUMCD’s budget is approximately $800,000 with most of that generated by ad valorem property taxes. WUMCD is a sustaining member of the Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control Association (NWMVCA), the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), the Oregon Mosquito and Vector Control Association (OMVCA), and the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO). WUMCD participates in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP) by being a “PESP partner under the NWMVCA and AMCA’s auspices”.


West Umatilla Mosquito Control District

Dedicated to the Protection of Public Health Through the Reduction of Public Health Vectors