In Yakima County, there are 2 groups that work with mosquito control: Yakima County Mosquito Control District #1 and Benton County Mosquito Control.
If you are dealing with a mosquito control problem in your neighborhood, please attempt to work with your neighbors to control mosquitoes in your community for the health and safety of everyone. Reducing mosquito breeding opportunities and to protect you and your family from mosquito bites is important. The following are suggestions for protection:
Screen doors and windows should fit tightly. Repair or replace screens that have tears or holes.
Wear long pants, long-sleeve shirts and other protective clothing when outside at dawn and dusk.
Eliminate all sources of standing water that can support mosquito breeding such as clogged gutters, children's swimming pools, birdbaths and old tires.
Avoid playing or working outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitos are most active.
Repellant use, preferably one that contains DEET, Picaridin or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, is advised. Follow label directions carefully. Never apply DEET directly to your child's face or put it on children's hands. Apply repellant first to your own hands and then onto the child's face. Do not use oil of lemon eucalyptus on children under age three.
To contact the Yakima County Mosquito Control District 1, please call 509-452-1890. You can view a map of the coverage area (PDF). To contact Benton County Mosquito Control, which covers part of the Grandview area, please call 509-967-2414.