West Nile Virus Program Policy & Management#
- West Nile Virus Management Policy (Council Resolution 2018-051)
- West Nile Response Plan (updated 2018)
The City of Fort Collins has contracted with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) for mosquito monitoring and mitigation, with a focus on three primary areas:
- Education: Information is provided to the general public and to City employees about personal protection and source reduction measures.
- Data Gathering: In order to effectively combat West Nile virus, VDCI conducts a mosquito surveillance program that includes mapping potential mosquito breeding sites and uses light traps to monitor adult mosquito activity throughout the season.
- Mitigation: VDCI applies larvicide to breeding sites within a one-mile radius of Fort Collins city limits. The larvicide is a natural, non-toxic biological product that affects only mosquitoes and is not harmful to fish and animals. Residents can report potential mosquito breeding areas by calling 970-278-9977. If levels reach the predetermined policy threshold, the City and VDCI will partner on targeted adult mosquito spraying.
Partner Organizations & Additional Resources#
- Larimer County Health Department
- Fight the Bite Colorado
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Colorado Department of Agriculture
- Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
- Larimer County's Mosquito Repellents Fact Sheet
- CMC Manager Cooperative Programs Map