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Posted on: September 6, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Mosquito Control Update – Issued 09/06/11

Localized Spraying Scheduled for Thursday, September 8th

Erie Community Park

In preparation for the Great Erie Outdoor Adventure this weekend, contractors plan on conducting limited localized spraying operations at Erie Community Park on Thursday. Spraying operations will be conducted between the hours of 10:00 PM and 12:00 AM on Thursday, September 8th - weather permitting. The contractor will be contacting the residents within those neighborhoods that have requested that they be notified.

It is anticipated that this will be the last spraying operation conducted within the Town of Erie for 2011.

Public Health officials have reported two confirmed cases of Human West Nile Virus in Colorado (Longmont and Denver) so far this year. Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) confirmed the first positive Boulder County mosquito sample for West Nile virus (WNV) this season. The positive mosquito sample was part of a pooled sample from three mosquito traps collected from Louisville and Lafayette. The Town of Erie and public health officials would like to remind residents that WNV activity is still present this time of the year. Therefore, residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves by following the Four D's:

  • use Deet-enhanced insect repellent;
  • dress in long sleeves and pants;
  • avoid the outdoors from dusk to dawn; and
  • drain standing water outside your home.

BACKGROUND:The Town of Erie has contracted with Colorado Mosquito Control to provide the Town’s mosquito surveillance and control activities for the 2011 season. Since May of this year, Colorado Mosquito Control has been identifying and monitoring potential mosquito breeding sites. When sites are found with mosquito larvae, technicians apply larvicides to control the mosquitoes before they become adults.

Colorado Mosquito Control will also provide any needed adult spraying services for the Town of Erie throughout the summer. Adult spraying needs will be based upon a combination of Public Health Department recommendations, residential complaints, adult mosquito population numbers and the season’s potential West Nile Virus activity. In advance to any general residential adult spraying applications, the Town will provide public notice and Colorado Mosquito Control will contact any community residents that have requested that they be notified.

Residents who wish to be notified prior to spraying operations in their neighborhood may call Colorado Mosquito Control to be placed on their notification call list and/or shutoff list.

Contact Information:To report high levels of mosquito activity, standing water, or to add any potential breeding sites on private property into the surveillance program, call Colorado Mosquito Control at 303-558-8730.

Call the toll-free Comment Line at 877-276-4306.

Visit Colorado Mosquito Control online at: http://www.comosquitocontrol.com/

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