Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes and Ticks
August 11, 2023
As the weather warms up, ticks and mosquitoes start to reappear. The Town contracts with Vector to provide Mosquito Control Operations. Vector sets out mosquito traps in multiple locations around town. Data from trap collections are reviewed on Monday of each week and, depending on the data, spraying is scheduled for Thursday nights at sunset, weather permitting. You can view Vector’s trap data and spray schedule here.
Thursday, August 31 spraying:
Serratoga Falls / Kitchel Lake
Mosquito bites aren’t just uncomfortable—they still pose a risk for contracting West Nile virus. It’s important to take additional precautions to protect yourself.
● Use insect repellent when going outside.
● Dress in long sleeves and pants to avoid bites.
● Drain any standing water from your property.
● Be extra cautious at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.
Learn more about how to protect yourself from mosquito bites and West Nile virus and prevention measures and how to remove ticks from the Colorado State Extension.