A message from Vector Disease Control to Timnath Residents . . .
Good Afternoon Town of Timnath,
A summary of mosquito control operations that took place within the Town of Timnath is attached. West Nile virus activity is definitely on the rise with 2 positive birds and 16 positive mosquito pools documented in Larimer County, and positive mosquito pools reported from all three Weld County Sentinel zones during the month of July. In addition, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported the first human case of WNv infection in the state from a Weld County resident living in Mead last week.
Please remember to protect yourself with the 4 D’s of Mosquito Control.
- Drain: Mosquitoes breed in water! Drain any standing water in your yard each week. Bird baths, clogged gutters, and kiddie pools are common breeding sites.
- Dress: Wear lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors. Spray clothing with insect repellent since mosquitoes may bite through clothing.
- Defend: Apply insect repellent sparingly to exposed skin. Use an approved repellent according to its label. Find the repellent that is right for you.
- Dawn/Dusk: Limit time spent outdoors at dusk through dawn, when mosquitoes are most active and feeding.
As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Broox Boze, Ph.D.
Vector Disease Control International