Leavenworth Mosquito Control District

 

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WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF THE LEAVENWORTH MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT!

For the second time this season we will be trying larviciding by helicopter using the same Bti (Vectobac GS) granules that we use by hand.  This larviciding will occur again east of East Leavenworth Road. This is due to the difficulty of access to the area due to brush and continued deep water.  The helicopter will land in Fromm's field to load with the granules which we will provide.  Up to 20 acres will be treated. North Wind Aviation treated the area April 10 when J R Helicopters was unavailable.  J R Helicopters will treat the same area again May 2 weather permitting.  Their pilots are familiar with our area having provided aerial spraying service twice in 2003 as well as a tour of the District to identify standing water sites.  We are glad that they will have time to fit us into their busy schedule.

 The area is chiefly a snowmelt area and follows an arc about 3/4 mile long against the hillside from just south of 9249 E. Leavenworth Road at the north end to just north of the conifers north of 8701 East Leavenworth Road at the south end (all east of the main road).  At the north end it funnels into a drainage ditch crossing the road.

(The purpose of this website is to provide an on-going information-based web environment for the Leavenworth community. We encourage you to explore the site and we hope that you will find the site informative.

We are always interested in encouraging communications between the Leavenworth Mosquito Control Board and the community and encourage all comments and suggestions. 

Manager Jennifer Mullins will also be glad to answer any questions at 548-5904

Meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7PM at the Chelan County PUD or the Fire Hall in Leavenworth.  A special board meeting may be held if aerial spraying appears necessary for the control of West Nile virus. As required, the media would be notified in advance of such a meeting.  Please call 548-5904 for the most up-to-date meeting information.  Meetings are generally not held from December through February.  
 

Board members:

Dayle Massey (president)

Larry Meyer

Nick Stemm

Tom Guthrie

Chester Marler (secretary-treasurer)

The mission of the LMCD is to provide safe, economical, efficient mosquito control to protect public health, improve enjoyment of outdoor activities, and enhance business and tourism.

How You Can Help Fight Mosquitoes

1. Empty standing water from old tires, buckets, toys, etc.
2. Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains,
wading pools, rain barrels and potted plant trays
at least once a week.
3. Drain or fill temporary pools with dirt.
4. Keep swimming pools treated and circulating.
5. Make sure window and door screens are "bug tight".
6. Replace outdoor lights with yellow "bug" lights.