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As of 09/19/2012, there have been confirmed positive West Nile Virus mosquito pools from nine different counties and confirmed positive West Nile Virus result in humans in seven counties.
Please review the Fight the Bite! information found under Mosquito Facts for ways to protect yourself and your family.
For current West Nile Virus data, please refer to the Department of Health & Welfare website at www.westnile.idaho.gov.
... 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 populations to prevent a nuisance and or economic loss to areas of the district, and to help protect District animal and livestock populations from mosquito-borne disease or parasites.
The Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District is a division of Bannock County Public Works.
_ On July 9, 2007, the Bannock County Commissioners held a public hearing on establishing an interim abatement district. During a public meeting on July 19, 2007, they passed the necessary resolution to establish the district.
Bannock County’s interim mosquito abatement district included all of Bannock County, which consists of approximately 712,448 acres (BLM 82,528; Forest Service 118,995; State Endowment 44,281; Fish & Game 3,305; Private 418,618; County 4,900; Municipal Land 7,000; Other 32,821 acres) and 78,155 people.
On November 4th, 2008, in the general election, Bannock County put to the voters a proposition to decide if the interim district should become a permanent taxable district or to let it dissolve. The voters passed the district with 75% for and 25% against, making all of Bannock County a formal abatement district.