Clallam: Mosquito infestation worries Salt Creek residents

Peninsula Daily News

Howard Sprouse says the mosquito population in his Salt Creek-area neighborhood is the worst he has experienced in 10 years.

``The area down there is plagued with the most impressive volume I've seen, even in the many years I've lived in Alaska,'' Sprouse told the Clallam County commissioners, acting as the county Board of Health, on Tuesday.

Sprouse and three other neighbors urged health officials to help them form a mosquito abatement district near the mouth of Salt Creek and its estuary.

The request came during an update from county health official Dr. Tom Locke on the status of West Nile virus in the county.

The virus is almost always spread to people through the bite of a mosquito that has become infected after feeding on birds that carry the virus.


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