The Town of Windsor partners with Vector Disease Control International to monitor mosquito presence in town and provide mitigation efforts when needed. Adult mosquito trapping and surveillance is already underway and will continue through the end of the season.
Windsor’s Mosquito Management Program is data driven and designed to prevent mosquito-borne disease, while protecting the quality of natural life in town. Traps are set weekly in various locations around town. After, they are collected and then mosquitos are identified by species, counted and tested to see if any are carriers of viruses such as West Nile. Based on the data, specific sections of town may be treated with insecticide.
A list of spray application areas and scheduled treatment dates can be found at www.vdci.net/colorado. Schedules are updated weekly by Vector and typically shared online Thursday afternoons. Community members who wish to be notified of spray applications can sign up for notifications online at www.vdci.net/colorado or by phone at 877-276-4306.
Help fight the bite this summer by following these tips.
- Drain standing water around your house weekly where mosquitoes lay eggs, such as tires, cans, flowerpots, clogged rain gutters, toys and puddles.
- Dusk and Dawn are when mosquitoes are most active, so limit outdoor activities or take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
- DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in insect repellants. Always follow label instructions carefully. Lemon-eucalyptus oil and Picaridin are effective natural remedies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
- Dress in long sleeves and pants during dawn and dusk hours or in areas where mosquitoes are active.
For more information, visit windsorgov.com/mosquitoes.