All that talk of the mosquitoes populating at a rapid rate and the "threat" of the West Nile Virus from the multiplying mosquitoes has now hit home. Mosquitoes along the Boise River have tested positive for the virus. This is what you need to know.

The flooding of the Boise River has provided a nice large area for mosquitoes to breed...and triple in population. It has come to the point where help has been called in. There are traps set around the treasure valley and a plan in place.

It's a good thing that we've got a plan and help and even an emergency declaration because mosquitoes who have tested positive with the West Nile virus has been found along the Boise River and near Rotary Pond north of Caldwell. They were caught by the Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District.

This can be something that worries us all summer or something we can be aware of and protect ourselves from. It's quite simple and won't ruin our summer.

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