Mosquito Abatement

The District Health Department will be treating sections of Washoe County for mosquitos every other Thursday starting May 17th and continuing through October. Application will begin at 6:30am and be restricted to wetland areas only. Residential neighborhoods are not affected.

Areas to be covered include:

  • West and South Washoe Valley

  • Rosewood Lakes

  • Bella Vista Ranch

  • Double Diamond and Damonte Ranch

  • Stead

  • Lemmon Valley

  • Spanish Springs Valley

Residents are reminded to take the following precautions during the spring and summer months to prevent an increase in the mosquito population in and around their homes:

  • Clear the yard of any free-standing water that may become a mosquito breeding ground

  • Wear long sleeves and long pants in mosquito prone areas

  • Use mosquito repellant and follow label precautions

  • Repair any window screens that provide entry for mosquitoes

  • Vaccinate horses for Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE)

  • Vaccinate horses for West Nile Virus (WNV)

  • Report night time mosquito activity to the District Health Department at 328-2434