July 3, 2014
Public Health officials have identified a case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the San Luis Valley. A resident of Saguache County is currently recovering from the mosquito-borne illness. Last year Colorado had 320 cases of West Nile Virus in humans, and seven related deaths. Please remember the four Ds. DRAIN standing water whenever possible. Avoid being outside at DAWN and DUSK, when mosquitoes are most active. If you cannot, then DRESS appropriately with long sleeves and long pants. Wear DEET (or insect repellent of your choice). However, products containing DEET should not be applied to infants younger than two months, and should only be used lightly around the eyes and mouth in all children.
We here at Alamosa Mosquito Control District have been testing for West Nile Virus for several weeks now. Our most recent test on 7/1 resulted in negative results. Today we have another batch of mosquitoes getting ready for testing.
Some sad news, the afternoon thunderstorms have effectively grounded our aerial program the past several days. The good news is that our fogger trucks have only been delayed and not grounded, so we have had some control against the little blood suckers. So hopefully the weather will "let-up" and allow us to get the plane in the air.
If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call at the office @719-589-5409 and ask for Teyler or Sarah.
**Please keep in mind that we are here to serve your mosquito needs, so please if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the office at the number below …
• Office: (719) 589-5409
• Fax: (719) 452-3555
• Fogging hotline: 1-877-919-5220