The West Umatilla Vector Control
District faces some challenges due to the large number of mosquito
producing acres in Umatilla County. For many reasons, from staff
limitations to restricted access sites, many of the mosquitoes
produced in Umatilla County are never detected or abated. As
a result, mosquitoes looking for resting sites may end up at
your home. This is especially true in the rural areas. So the
district provides a free service to reduce mosquito numbers
for residents in the district who have a mosquito problem around
the home. Residents may contact our office to schedule a service
request. Information about your residence and your problem will
be taken and forwarded to the operations staff. Normally a technician
will be dispatched and come out to your home to make an assessment.
A recommendation will be made regarding what action(s) should
be taken based on his/her findings. Often the technician can
find a water source on or near your property producing mosquitoes
and can eliminate it, solving the problem.
When day resting mosquitoes can be found during daytime hours
and no larval source seems obvious, a chemical treatment is
generally warranted. In the summertime the treatment will typically
be an adulticide application.
Please contact our office to submit a mosquito control service