Mosquito control for unincorporated areas of Adams County is provided by Vector Disease Control International (VDCI), formerly called Colorado Mosquito Control, with a local office at 7000 Broadway, Suite 108, Denver. VDCI performs mosquito trapping, larvaciding (treating standing water for mosquito larva), adulticiding (spraying for adult mosquitoes), and responds to mosquito complaints.
What can I do to protect myself from West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses?
1. Dress in long sleeves and pants when outside, particularly around dawn, dusk, and at night.
2. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
3. Use mosquito repellents containing DEET.
4. Eliminate mosquito breeding habitats by draining standing water collected on your property, such as gutters, flowerpots, fountains/birdbaths, garbage cans/lids, outdoor toys, and buckets.
Where can I find more information on West Nile Virus?
- Tri-County Health Department has created Fight the Bite Colorado, a prevention and education campaign aimed at preventing West Nile virus. View the site at fightthebitecolorado.com with resources on children’s health, senior health, protecting pets, prevention tips, home and garden checklists, and farming issues. The campaign also has information in Spanish.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also maintains a website with information on West Nile virus and prevention and treatment.