Tag Archives | Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement

SierraWave.net

High runoff means more mosquitoes

Mono County Health Department Extensive water spreading due to high runoff conditions has increased the number of biting mosquitoes in our communities from north of Bishop to south of Big Pine. With the higher river flows out of Pleasant Valley we expect the Aedes melanimon population to increase. Aedes do not carry human disease in the Eastern Sierra, […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
West Nile Virus - mosquito 1

Officials bracing for the mosquito invasion

News release (This is a joint communication from the Mono County Health Department and the Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program (OVMAP):  Big snow years can mean big mosquito seasons and we are expecting some bugs! Thank you to Rob Miller (OVAP), Anna Scott (Inyo County HHS), Joe Burns (CDPH), and our own Louis Molina (MCHD) […]

 
Continue Reading · 2
SierraWave.net

Warm weather awakens mosquitoes

News release The Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program has received an increase in reports from residents seeing mosquitoes this February due to the unseasonably warm weather we have been experiencing. The mosquitoes are probably of the Anopheles or Culiseta variety. “These mosquitoes are special because they overwinter as adult mosquitoes” said Rob Miller, Field Operations […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
The Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement crew

Controlling mosquitoes through aerial management

OVMAP news release Recent mosquito trap data indicate that recent aerial larviciding treatments were very successful, with mosquito populations reduced by about half in the two weeks following aerial management activities. To illustrate the scope of what was conducted during aerial management Rob Miller, OVMAP Interim Manager, stated that “OVMAP applied roughly 10 times the amount of material used in a year in […]

 
Continue Reading · 5
mosquito abate2

Positive West Nile Virus sample found in Lone Pine

News release The Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program (OVMAP) confirmed today that another mosquito sample tested positive for West Nile virus. This sample was collected in Lone Pine on August 21. This is the seventh positive sample detected in Inyo County during the 2017 mosquito season and the first ever collected in an area populated […]

 
Continue Reading · 1
West Nile Virus - mosquito 1

Another Mosquito Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

[contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /][contact-field label=”Message” type=”textarea” /][/contact-form] Another mosquito in the Owens Valley has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program has issued the following press release. The Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program (OVMAP) confirmed today that another mosquito sample tested positive for […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
SierraWave.net

Fifth positive sample found in Inyo for West Nile Virus

Press release The Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program (OVMAP) confirmed Friday that one additional mosquito sample trapped last week tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the fifth positive sample detected in Inyo County during the 2017 mosquito season. Statewide, 1,470 total positive samples have been confirmed. West Nile virus has been detected periodically […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
SierraWave.net

More mosquito samples test positive for West Nile Virus

Press release The Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program (OVMAP) confirmed today that mosquito samples trapped last week again tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). These samples were collected near Bishop, but in a different location than previous positive samples. Following swift and decisive action from OVMAP, mosquito populations in the area where positive samples […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
SierraWave.net

Mosquito abatement taking place this week

Press release Adult mosquito control applications will be performed in and around Lone Pine tomorrow morning, Wednesday June 22nd and again Friday morning June 24th. Crews will be using truck mounted fogging equipment before and near dawn to control excessive adult mosquitoes. Fogging operations should start around 4:30 am and be finished by 6:30 am depending on the weather. […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
SierraWave.net

OV Mosquito Abatement watching Lower Owens River

– Press release from the Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program Increased water levels in the Lower Owens River Project, downstream from the Alabama Gates, has the potential to increase adult mosquito populations in and around Lone Pine. This may prompt spraying over the next few days if populations increase significantly. To reduce the mosquito population […]

 
Continue Reading · 5