West Nile discovered in Curry County

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Francis Warner, a city of Clovis Vector Control Department employee, performed a West Nile test Thursday that returned a negative result. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Health officials are urging residents to take precautions due to the detection of the West Nile virus in Curry County. The virus has […]

Wet weather means mosquitoes abound

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Francis Warner, a Vector Control Officer for the City of Clovis, looks at a test tube filled with creek water. Warner takes samples of water with mosquito larvae to test for West Nile virus. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the pre-dawn hours, while most residents are sleeping, Francis […]

Mosquito season returns

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer When they bite, it itches. But mosquitoes can be more than just annoying. They can also spread disease. City of Clovis officials are asking for the community’s help in controlling mosquitoes this spring. While mosquitoes are not an immediate threat in the city, Vector Control Officer Francis Warner wants […]

City proactive in battling insects

By Jack king A new approach to mosquito control is giving the city of Clovis a head start in the war on the pesky — and some times dangerous — insects. City of Clovis Vector Control Officer Francis Warner called the new method the “comprehensive approach.” The dictionary says a “vector” is an organism, commonly […]