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Practice the 4 D's of Prevention!

  • Use Deet or an alternative;
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants;
  • Avoid Dusk until Dawn; and
  • Drain standing water.

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2014 Mosquito Season:

The 2014 Mosquito Control Program came to a close with the last adulticide spot spraying application at Jim Hamm Park on Aug. 28, 2014. The cooler/wetter weather conditions during August resulted in a slow decline in the total numbers of mosquitoes trapped as well as a reduction in the abundance of Culex mosquitoes (the type of mosquito that carries West Nile virus) being trapped. This season, the City worked with Boulder County Public Health Department, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Colorado Mosquito Control (CMC) to protect the community from the potential adverse effects of West Nile Virus. Five additional trap sites were added in 2014 throughout the City and the City moved from a seven-day larviciding cycle to a five-day cycle in an attempt to reduce the need for spraying. See 2014 summary.

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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.

Get eAlerts!

The City of Longmont offers an email 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 eNotification subscription page now to sign-up and choose the type of news you would like to receive.

Practice the 4 D's of Prevention!

  • Use Deet or an alternative;
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants;
  • Avoid Dusk until Dawn; and
  • Drain standing water.

Hotline Numbers

  • 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

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