The Latest Buzz
WEST NILE VIRUS UPDATES
The Middleton area has become the focus for West Nile Virus activity and mosquito control response. Over the past few nights, three mosquito traps have tested positive for West Nile Virus:
The trap locations are:
1. Between Lansing Lane/Kingsbury south of Foothill Dr
2. Lansing Lane and Landruff Lane (S. of Hwy. 44)
3. Middleton Rd. and Boise River. south of Bridge.
Because these traps were positive on successive nights and the continued monitoring of the high population of Culex species (WNV carriers), aerial spraying is being considered to quickly reduce numbers of mosquitoes and reduce the risk of the spread of West Nile Virus. A 10,000 acre spray block (15.5 square miles)is being drawn upstarting at Kingsbury Rd. (east boundary) N. to Hill Rd/Willis Road (north boundary)across the Boise River (south boundary). A western boundary will extend to Farmway/Hwy 44 over Farmway Village to just past Old Hwy 30 and following River Road/Channel Road, Curtis Park and Boise River.
IT IS MOSQUITO SEASON
PREVENT MOSQUITOES FROM PRODUCING IN YOUR YARD.
TAKE THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO STOP MOSQUITOES THAT CAN POTENTIALLY CARRY THE DISEASE WEST NILE VIRUS.
Do not over irrigate! Follow these recommendations by the University of Idaho Agricultural Extension on lawn irrigating: (to provide 1" of water)
April: 1" Every 8-9 days
May: 1" Every 5-6 days
June: 2" Every 4-5 days
July: 2" Every 3-4 days
August: 1" Every 4-5 days
September: 1" Every 6-7 days.
October: Maintain soil moisture but not overly wet.
Keep birdbaths, ornamental ponds, and fountains maintained and free of algae by cleaning every 7 days.
Prevent overgrown weeds and debris buildup from your yard and adjacent areas. Adult mosquitoes rest in overgrown weeds and landscape such as junipers and woody areas.
Prevent algae build up in swimming pools. Mosquitoes that can potentially carry West Nile Virus produce in water that is high in organic material such as abandoned or neglected swimming pools. A dirty swimming pool can produce enough mosquitoes to affect a whole subdivision.
PLEASE REPORT ABANDONED SWIMMING POOLS TO OUR OFFICE AT:
Clean roof gutters to prevent water buildup and mosquito production. Hundreds of mosquitoes can produce in a clogged roof rain gutter.
Board of Trustees News
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING DATES FEBRUARY-DEC 2014
. FEBRUARY 18
. MARCH 18
. APRIL 15
. MAY 20
. JUNE 17
. JULY 15
. AUGUST 19 BUDGET HEARING
. SEPTEMBER 16
. OCTOBER 21
. NOVEMBER 18
. DECEMBER 16 (Location to be determined)
All Board meetings start at 7:00 PM at the District Office located at 9719 Booker Lane (Hwy. 45) Nampa, Idaho.