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Somehow, even the dry inland parts of our region can be home to many mosquitoes. 

Hang around any grassy area around sunset, and you're likely to get a sense of how prevalent they are. 

Jackson County Vector Control works to keep mosquito populations down through a variety of means.  And some of those means do not pass muster with citizen groups. 

Protect Jackson County, for one, opposes the group of chemicals known as pyrethroids.  We hear both sides of the discussion in turn... Vector Control Manager Jim Lunders checks in first with a sense of the mission of his agency and how it goes about its work. 

Changing The Anti-Mosquito Formula

May 13, 2014
Centers for Disease Control

A problem spot for mosquitoes on the Oregon coast will get limited spraying this year, AND some re-engineering to remove places where stagnant water can collect.

The mosquito issue on the Oregon coast flared again recently, even before the mosquitoes are out in force. 

Last summer's mosquitoes at the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge harassed residents and tourists alike. 

Prepping For Mosquito Season

Apr 8, 2014
Centers for Disease Control

When you get right down to it, mosquitoes are wildlife. 

But NOT the kind of wildlife many people had in mind when setting up the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on the Oregon Coast. 

Mosquito Talks Begin On The Oregon Coast

Dec 5, 2013
Centers for Disease Control

Most of the buzzing has stopped now, but talks have begun for next year's mosquito season along the Southern Oregon coast.

U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials have asked for a budget by December 12th to cover mosquito monitoring and abatement next year at the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge.