The City will continue its contract with Colorado Mosquito Control (CMC), focusing on three primary areas:
Information is being provided to the general public and to City employees about personal protection and source reduction measures.
In order to effectively combat West Nile virus, the City has contracted with Colorado Mosquito Control (CMC) to conduct a mosquito surveillance program. CMC is mapping potential mosquito breeding sites and will utilize light traps to monitor adult mosquito activity as the season progresses.
The City of Fort Collins is conducting a comprehensive larviciding program to kill mosquito larvae before they emerge from breeding areas. Colorado Mosquito Control (CMC) was hired to apply the larvicide to breeding sites within a one-mile radius of the city limits. The larvicide is a natural non-toxic biological product that affects only mosquitoes and is not harmful to fish and animals. Citizens can report potential mosquito breeding areas by calling 970-663-5697.
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.