Practice the 4 D's of Prevention!
• Use Deet or an alternative;
• Dress in long sleeves and pants;
• Avoid Dusk until Dawn; and
• Drain standing water.
Local Spraying Alert for August 22, 2019
This notification will be updated by 5 p.m. Tuesday of each week throughout the season.
Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus were found in Larimer County in late July and in Boulder County (including Longmont) in mid-August. These findings have triggered fogging/spraying as part of Longmont’s mosquito control strategy. On the date listed above, contractor VCDI will be fogging/spraying the zones listed below.
(Once on the map, click a highlighted area to show the label that matches the zone information shown below.)
Zones to be sprayed on the date listed above are:
- LM-03 Jim Hamm
- LM-22 Sandstone Ranch
- LM-23 Longmont Union Reservoir
- LM-27 Great Western/Mill Village
- LM-28 St Vrain Greenway @ Emery St
- LM-34 Longmont Meadow View
- LM-41 Stoney Ridge/ Alpine Elementary
- LM-42 Izaak Walton Park
- LM-43 Rough and Ready
The City also offers an eNotification system that provides residents with up-to-date information on a variety of topics including West Nile Virus. Visit the eNotification subscription page to sign up and choose the West Nile category to receive notification when Local Spraying Alerts are issued.
Mosquito Control Strategy
The City of Longmont contracts with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) to implement an Integrated Pest Management Program to combat mosquitoes that might carry the West Nile Virus. The program focuses on first attacking mosquitoes in their larval stage before they become airborne. This is the best method since it eliminates mosquitoes before they hatch. This method also minimizes fogging to kill the adult, airborne bugs.
If Needed Spray Areas
VDCI maintains a map that displays typical mosquito "hotspots" around Longmont. When local spraying is needed, it will be concentrated to specific, predetermined areas. Spraying typically occurs on Thursday nights (weather permitting).
Request Spray Notification or Shutoff
VDCI maintains a database of Longmont residents that have made notification or shutoff requests for their property if spraying is scheduled. There are three options:
- Call Notification Only - VDCI will phone you before spraying in your neighborhood
- Address Shuffoff Only - VDCI will shutoff the spray machine while driving past your property
- Notification & Shutoff - VDCI will phone you before spraying in your neighborhood and shutoff the spray machine while driving past your property
Please contact VDCI to make a notification or shutoff request (online form available on their webpage).
City Email News
The City offers an eNotification system that provides residents with up-to-date information on a variety of topics including West Nile Virus. Visit the eNotification subscription page now to sign-up and choose the type of news you would like to receive.
Practice the 4 D's of Prevention!
Protect yourself from West Nile Virus by following these tips during the summer.
- Use Deet or an alternative;
- Dress in long sleeves and pants;
- Avoid Dusk until Dawn; and
- Drain standing water.
- Report problem areas in your neighborhood call VDCI at (970) 278-9977
- State Department of Public Health and Environment's West Nile virus information hotline (303) 692-2799
- For information in Boulder County, contact the Boulder County Health Department at 303-441-1564 or communicable diseases at (303) 413-7500
- Boulder County West Nile Website
- Fight The Bite Website - State wide website regarding West Nile Virus Prevention Program
- State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Information on West Nile Virus
- Federal - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); West Nile Virus video from CDC
- "Mosquito" - a one-hour worldwide look at mosquitoes and their impacts on health and the global economy from the Discovery Channel