Mosquito Control in Broomfield
|If you have a mosquito complaint/concern, please call the Mosquito Hotline at Vector Disease Control at 303.428.5908.
This page describes the integrated pest management approach to mosquito abatement provided to Broomfield by Vector Disease Control International (formerly Colorado Mosquito Control).
The City and County of Broomfield contracts for mosquito control services with Vector Disease Control, Inc. (Vector). They provide three layers of
Mosquito spray doesn't affect bees and other pollinators because they are only active between 8 a.m.
All adult mosquito spray applications are planned
The third layer of protection is public education 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!
Everyone can follow the "Four
- Use DEET or
anotherapproved insect repellent every time you are outside during high risktimes (dusk and dawn). A product with 23.8% DEET provides 302 minutes of full protection. Products with 6.7% DEET provide 112 minutes of protection. Reapply as directed. DRAIN allstanding water around your home where mosquitoes breed. Unclog roof drains, remove old tires or any unused containers that might hold water. Don't overwaterlawns and gardens. Replace water in kiddie pools and bird feeders at least every five days.
- Limit your outside activity at DAWN and DUSK, when mosquitoes are most active.
- DRESS property in long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors during
high risktimes or in mosquito-infested areas.
If you have a mosquito complaint or would like additional information about the program's techniques for monitoring and treatment of larvae and adult mosquitoes, please call the MOSQUITO HOTLINE at 303.428.5908 or visit Vector Disease Control,
West Nile Virus (WNV)
WNV is transmitted to people and animals by infected mosquitoes, specifically Culex
Signs and Symptoms:
Most people (about 80%) who are infected with West Nile virus do not become ill or have symptoms. The typical time from infection to the onset of signs and symptoms is 3 to 14 days. About 20% of people develop a mild infection known as West Nile Fever. Common signs and symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, and
Less than 1% of people infected show more severe signs and symptoms, such as inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) or inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord (meningitis). Signs and symptoms of these diseases include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, disorientation or confusion, stupor or coma, tremors, convulsions, pain, and even partial paralysis. Seek medical attention right away if any of these conditions
Source: Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency
West Nile Virus FAQs
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment