Updated Sept. 10, 12:30 p.m.: Sept. 11 mosquito spraying canceled
The City of Fort Collins and Larimer County Department of Health and Environment have canceled the mosquito spraying scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 11.
The latest trap data analyzed on Monday shows a considerable decline in the West Nile virus vector index, and therefore a decline in the public health risk.
The decision to cancel Wednesday’s spray operations follows the recommendation by the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, in accordance with the city’s West Nile Virus Management Policy.
Spray operations on Sunday, Sept. 8 were significantly delayed and ultimately suspended due to inclement weather. Approximately one-third of the original spray zone was treated; a map of the areas that received treatment is attached and posted at www.fcgov.com/westnile.
Based on high levels of West Nile virus found in infected mosquitoes in the area last week, the City of Fort Collins and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment will spray for mosquitoes.
This spray area covers central and north Fort Collins and adjacent Larimer County and will include the south end of Main Campus and the Veterinary Medicine Complex.
Spraying will occur on both Sunday, Sept. 8, and Wednesday, Sept. 11, weather permitting.
Areas of campus will be sprayed between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. each evening. This includes university housing complexes.
To minimize pesticide exposure, individuals who live on campus near the spraying areas should stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed for 30 to 60 minutes after spraying.
Dates: Sunday, Sept. 8, and Wednesday, Sept. 11
Time: 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. each evening
Stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed for 30 to 60 minutes after spraying.
Track the fogging trucks, equipped with GPS tracking, at fcgov.com/westnile.
Get additional information from the City of Fort Collins at fcgov.com/news.
The decision to spray for mosquitoes follows the recommendation by the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, in accordance with the city’s West Nile Virus Management policy.
Spraying will take place in the areas generally bounded by:
- Douglas Road, Shields Street, Vine Drive and Timberline Road
- Vine Drive, College Avenue, Drake Road and Timberline Road
- Laurel Street/Elizabeth Street, Overland Trail, Drake Road and College Avenue
See the map below for more details on the spray area of the fogging trucks, which will have GPS tracking.