Fort Collins Sets Mosquito Spraying Dates
The City of Fort Collins, along with Larimer County, will be sending out fogger trucks to spray pesticides to protect us humans from being bitten.
In response to a rapid rise in infected Culex mosquitoes, the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County will be conduction adult mosquito control in four square miles of South Fort Collins on Thursday, September 6th and Sunday, September 9th, weather permitting.
On both dates, the fogger trucks will be out from dusk until 2 a.m. the following morning. The four-mile radius will encompass streets west of Zeigler Road to Lemay Avenue and south of Drake Road to Harmony Road.
The City’s contractor, Vector Disease Control International, will use a permethrin-based product to be applied in a fine mist. To minimize pesticide exposure, residents should stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed for 30 to 60 minutes after spraying. It’s recommended that residents bring pets indoors as well. Residents can further minimize pesticide exposure by covering organic gardens, ponds, and water features with a cloth sheet or tarp.
To see the map of the fogging route, track the trucks' progress each night and to find out more on West Nile Virus visit the City of Fort Collins website HERE.