Public hearing: Southwest Mosquito Abatement and Control District

Aedes aegypti, mosquito on human skin | Public Domain Photo, U.S. Department of Agriculture; St. George News

WASHINGTON  CITY – Southwest Mosquito Abatement and Control District has scheduled a public hearing for the 2015 district budget and amendments to the 2014 district budget on Thursday. Citizens are encouraged to attend and to provide oral, written, or mail-in comments.

The district specializes in controlling mosquito populations in the county, using pesticides to kill mosquitos and prevent them from becoming a nuisance or spreading unwanted diseases. In Washington County, there have been some cases of West Nile Virus, Southwest Utah Public Health Department spokesman David Heaton said.

“There were no reported cases in 2014,” Heaton said, “but in 2013, we had two confirmed human cases. A lot of times in the state, we’re the first area to detect West Nile Virus because our mosquito season is a little longer.”

For information concerning the budget or amendments as well as special needs accommodations, please contact District Manager Sean Amodt at telephone 435-627-0076.

Event Details

  • What: Southwest Mosquito Abatement and Control District Public Hearing
  • Why: Amending district budget
  • When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 4 p.m.
  • Where: 1460 S Sandhill Drive, Washington, Utah, 84780
  • Who: Open to the public
  • Website: Southwest Mosquito Abatement and Control District

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4 Comments

  • Dracula December 6, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    When I seen the picture of the Mosquito I thought this was an article about the. Internal Revenue Service

    • Wilbur December 7, 2014 at 9:17 am

      may as well be ’cause sure as heck Abatement is going to want more of your “blood”

  • Vet December 7, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Abatement also kills masquitos natural predators . Have you seen less bats lately? Let’s take a little risk and Please don’t mess with Mother Nature .

  • Joe Smith December 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    This west nile thing is acutally really nasty. And there is no cure and no treatment for it. You get it, you live with it for life

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