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Health / Safety

City of Fort Collins to Spray for Mosquitoes Aug. 14-15 and Aug. 19-20

August 13, 2013

The City of Fort Collins will spray for adult mosquitoes beginning at dusk on Aug. 14-15 and Aug. 19-20.

mosquitoWeather permitting, truck-based fogging will take place:

• North of Mulberry Street – Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Monday, Aug. 19
• South of Mulberry Street – Thursday, Aug. 15 and Tuesday, Aug. 20

A map of the city's spray zones and more information are available online at fcgov.com/westnile. Spray zones do include university property.

The city will apply a permethrin-based product in a fine mist. The city will begin spraying at dusk and will continue until 2 a.m. the following morning for each application.

To minimize pesticide exposure, the city says residents should stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed for 30 to 60 minutes after spraying occurs. It's recommended that residents bring pets indoors as well. Residents also can minimize pesticide exposure by covering organic gardens, ponds and water features with a sheet or tarp.

The city's decision to spray for mosquitos follows the recommendation by Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Larimer County Department of Health and Environment director, and a majority recommendation from the City of Fort Collins West Nile Advisory panel.


Contact: Dell Rae Moellenberg
E-mail: dellrae.moellenberg@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6009