The City of Boulder
says that mosquitoes in the area have tested positive for the West Nile virus.
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On June 25, one positive mosquito sample collected was pooled from traps at Christensen Park and Stazio Ball Fields. On July 2, a second positive sample collected was pooled from traps located at Christensen Park, Tom Watson Park, Locust and 10th streets and South Boulder Recreation Center. Pooled samples indicate that positive mosquitoes came from at least one of the sites listed.
To decrease the likelihood of human/mosquito interactions and to help minimize the spread of WNV, the city recommends that residents’ mosquito-proof their properties by:
Draining any standing water outside your home.
Not over-watering landscaping or turf (mosquitoes can breed in very small amounts of stagnant water); and Inspecting properties for any items that can hold water, including toys, tarps and covers, pots, wheelbarrows, tire swings, recycling bins, trash cans and lids.
Birdbaths should be changed every 3 to 4 days.
For general information about the city’s Mosquito Control program including WNV, visit BoulderColorado.gov/ipm
and click on, “Mosquito Control Program.” There is also a WNV Hotline at 303-441-3400 that provides basic information and weekly updates if new information is available. The State of Colorado also provides helpful WSN resources at fightthebitecolorado.com