Fort Collins Alert: Mosquito Fogging for West Nile Dates Moved
Due to the high winds, the area had on August 26, the City of Fort Collins did not spray, so they will be moving that spray session to Wednesday, Sept 1, 2021.
Those looking to minimize exposure to the pesticide mist should stay inside with the doors and windows closed for 30-60 minutes after they spray on these nights.
Due to the fact that there were high amounts of Culex mosquitos trapped last week, the mosquitos that carry West Nile Disease, the City of Fort Collins will be spraying for the insects in Northeast Fort Collins on the nights of Sunday, August 29, 2021, and Wednesday, Sept 1, each night beginning at 8 p.m.
The city also recommends bringing pets indoors during the given time frame and covering plants, organic gardens, ponds, and water features with a sheet or tarp.
What's handy is that you can follow the trucks along their routes HERE.
The area that they'll be spraying/fogging is a quadrant that stretches out, roughly northwesterly from the intersection of Highway 14 and I-25 to Highway 1 and Douglas Road ( E County Road 54;) the area does include a small area east of the interstate at Highway 14.
Personally, I would consider it more like 'northcentral' Fort Collins, but I am not an employee of the City.
It's important that the city, under the guidance of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, spray for these mosquitos to prevent any residents from contracting the West Nile Virus, which can cause fatal neurological disease in humans.
Horses, of which there are more than a few in Fort Collins, can be vaccinated against West Nile, though there isn't a vaccine for humans yet.
Get more on the upcoming fogging from the City of Fort Collins HERE.