Report mosquito habitats and increased activity: call the Mosquito Control Hotline at 303-273-2878 or (1-888-774-2161) or send an email to: Mosquito Control Specialist
The Town has contracted with OtterTail Environmental to provide the Town’s mosquito surveillance, monitoring and control activities this year. The firm identifies and monitors potential mosquito breeding sites. When sites with mosquito larvae are discovered, technicians apply controls as it is much more efficient and effective to reduce their population when the mosquitoes are in the stationary larval stage before they become airborne.
OtterTail Environmental provides as-needed adult mosquito spraying services for the Town. The scheduling of spraying is based on a combination of Public Health Department recommendations, citizen reports, adult mosquito population measurement and the season’s potential West Nile Virus activity. In advance of any spray applications, the Town will post notice on the CAC bulletin board service and OtterTail will contact residents that have requested that they be notified. For more information or to be added to their call notification or no-spray list, visit their website.
Public education is important to help residents understand that individuals need to take precautions to minimize mosquito annoyance and the spread of West Nile Virus. Residents need to apply mosquito repellant each time they go outside and minimize standing water in their yards. Additional information about West Nile Virus and steps residents can take to protect themselves is available on the state health department's Fight the Bite Campaign. The OtterTail website has detailed information and an FAQ list.
OtterTail operates a Mosquito Control Hotline so residents can report potential mosquito habitats, adult mosquito activity, and request to be placed on no-spray or notification list. Please leave contact information on the Mosquito Control Hotline at 303-273-2878 or (1-888-774-2161) or send an email to: Mosquito Control Specialist.
Suggestions to protect yourself include:
- Limiting outdoor activities between dusk and dawn
- Wearing long sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors
- Using insect repellent that contains DEET
- Draining standing water from around structures