West Nile virus is a disease that is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. The symptoms of West Nile range from none to very serious.
Weekly Vector Index
Updated weekly during the summer active breeding season
The City of Fort Collins has four separate zones for adulticiding (spraying). Before any spraying is considered, the vector index must be 0.75 in a zone and there must be more than one human case of West Nile in a week.
Zone 1 = 0.00*
Zone 2 = 0.00*
Zone 3 = 0.00*
Zone 4 = 0.00*
*Weekly trapping and testing will resume in the spring/summer of 2016
Weekly Trap Data Reports
Total number of human cases in Fort Collins for 2015 season as of Oct. 5, 2015 – 12
Take a moment to sign up for community alerts for West Nile virus (WNV) spraying at Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA911).
LETA911, is the Governing Authority for 9-1-1 in Larimer County Colorado. LETA911 provides oversight to 9-1-1, the equipment, and the programs funded by LETA. This includes non-emergency or community alerts for WNV adulticiding.
Create an account and under "My Alert Subscriptions" click "Community Alerts" and then check the "Fort Collins | Poudre Fire Authority" box and check "West Nile Virus Spraying" to receive alerts.
If you are a business or laboratory you can apply to opt out of our adulticiding (spraying operations). Please keep in mind only commercial businesses able to prove a long-term negative financial impact to their business will be considered. To apply, enter your business and contact information. Applicants will receive an application via email with the requirements and details of the opt-out.
New Interactive Mosquito Surveillance & Control Map
Our mosquito contractor, Colorado Mosquito Control, has a NEW interactive mosquito surveillance and control map.
Protéjase de picaduras de mosquitos y del virus Nilo Occidental este verano. En esta página, usted encontrará consejos, recursos y boletines de publicación inmediata que le ayudara a mantenerse informado.
West Nile Notify: Subscribe to Receive Spraying Notifications
The City of Fort Collins developed a system, West Nile Notify, to send out emails in advance of our spraying operations. Simply subscribe by adding your email to our list. West Nile Notify allows citizens to be notified as early as possible to scheduled mosquito adulticiding. This service is free of charge and subscribers can choose to receive notifications on any or all of the six spraying areas. If you do not have an email address, please call the Colorado Mosquito Control at 970-962-2582.
Protect Yourself with the Four D's!
Mosquitoes breed in water! Drain any standing water in your yard each week. Bird baths, clogged gutters and kiddie pools are common breeding sites.
Wear lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors. Spray clothing with insect repellent since mosquitoes may bite through clothing.
Apply insect repellent sparingly to exposed skin. Use an approved repellent according to its label. Find the repellent that is right for you.
Limit time spent outdoors at dusk through dawn, when mosquitoes are most active and feeding.
West Nile Virus Technical Advisory Committee
The West Nile Virus Technical Advisory Committee meets to discuss the previous mosquito season and considers recommendations for future response guidelines. The committee is composed of City-appointed experts who provide technical expertise and make recommendations to City Council regarding the City’s West Nile Virus Management Policy. Visit their webpage for meeting minutes and to get notifications when new minutes are available.
Keep tabs on mosquitoes in your neighborhood with the mosquito dashboard. Select the date and location, and the dashboard will give you numbers of trapped mosquitoes, and whether or not any tested positive for West Nile virus.