Learn more about West Nile virus and its impact on humans, horses, and birds
Learn more about the mosquito life cycle, biology, and methods used to control them
Learn more about the district, its history, district boundaries, and how to contact the district for service
Keep up on the latest mosquito control events and announcements
Thank you for visiting the Website for the Benton County Mosquito Control District. Since 1969 we have been providing mosquito control services. We hope that this website answers your questions and increases your knowledge of mosquitoes and mosquito control activities. If you can't find what you're looking for, please feel free to contact us.
The Benton County Mosquito Control District is dedicated to responsibly improving the quality of life and increasing public education in our area. The District accomplishes this by utilizing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies. IPM is designed to utilize cost-effective control measures to reduce mosquito populations and the diseases they potentially carry, while being environmentally sensitive.
Communication and cooperation with property owners, residents and governmental agencies are critical components in the effort to reduce mosquito populations. Benton County MCD strives to be open and responsive to our community.
West Nile virus
West Nile virus (WNv) had been confirmed within our District at multiple locations in mosquito populations. Additionally, we have one confirmed horse and human case.
Benton County Mosquito Control District (BCMC) routinely collects mosquitoes in traps for the purpose of monitoring mosquito populations and testing for the presence of mosquito-borne illness. BCMC has the ability to perform in-house testing of mosquito samples, though some samples may require additional testing to confirm/deny the presence of WNv.
The District advises using precautions to limit exposure to mosquitoes that potentially could be infected.
- Repellent is your best defense against bites
- Evening & morning have higher mosquito activity
- Pour out standing water weekly
- Everyone can help in mosquito control
- Long-sleeve shirt & pants
West Nile virus location map: click here