West Nile Virus Information,
Mosquito Spraying Discontinued for 2013 Season
The City of Longmont, in consultation with the Boulder County Public Health, is discontinuing Mosquito Spraying for the remainder of the year.
Trapping has shown a reduction in the mosquito population. In addition, most eggs have likely been washed to the east via flood waters and future cold weather will impact their reproduction and viability.
However, residents should continue to practice the 4 D's to protect themselves from the risk of West Nile Virus.
Mosquito Control Strategy:
The City of Longmont has contracted with Colorado Mosquito Control (CMC) to implement an "integrated pest management program" to combat mosquitoes that might carry the West Nile Virus. This program focuses on first attacking mosquitoes in their larval stage before they become airborne. This is the best method since it eliminates mosquitoes before they hatch. This method also minimizes fogging to kill the adult, airborne bugs. However, some localized spraying might be necessary. The Boulder County Mosquito Control District spray schedule is published every Tuesday in the Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call. The City of Longmont Spray Schedule appears every Tuesday in the Longmont Times-Call in conjunction with the Boulder County Mosquito Control Program ad.
The City of Longmont offers a e-mail alert system that will provides customers with up-to-date information on a variety of topics including West Nile Virus.. If you have an e-mail account at home or work, you will be able to take advantage of notices sent directly to your e-mail address. Go to the eAlert subscription page now to sign-up and choose the type of news you would like to receive.
4 D's OF PREVENTION-
- Use Deet or an alternative
- Dress in long sleeves and pants
- Avoid Dusk until Dawn
- Drain standing water
HOTLINE NUMBERS -
- City of Longmont West Nile Virus Hotline - Dial (303) 774-4370, access
message number #1209 in English or message number #2209 in Spanish
- State Department of Public Health and Environment's West Nile virus
information hotline (303) 692-2799
- For information in Boulder County, contact the Boulder County Health Department at 303-441-1564 or communicable diseases at 303-413-7500
- Colorado Mosquito Control (303) 558-8730
Links to West Nile Information:
REPORTS & UPDATES -
2013 News Releases
- Mosquito Trap Data for August 29, 2011
- Mosquito Trap Data for August 22, 2011
- Mosquito Trap Data for August 15, 2011
- Mosquito Trap Data for August 8, 2011
- Mosquito Trap Data for August 1, 2011
- Mosquito Trap data for July 25, 2011
- Mosquito Trap Data for July 18, 2011
- Mosquito Trap Data for July 11, 2011
- Mosquito Trap Data for June 27, 2011
- Mosquito Trap Data for June 20, 2011
- Mosquito Trap Data for June 13, 2011