Starting in June through mid-September, the City of Fort Lupton will employ Vector Disease Control (VDCI) to spray for mosquitoes on Thursdays from dusk until dawn. Spraying will not occur on rainy or windy days. To receive a call notification prior to adult mosquito control spraying in your area, or to request the team shut off the spray machine while passing by the residence, please fill out the form at the bottom of this link: http://www.vdci.net/colorado#4. Requests may take up to 72 hours to process If you would like to speak with an individual about your request sooner, please call the VDCI team at 877.276.4306.
VDCI may use the following for the mosquito abatement:
To see details on the spraying schedule please visit: http://www.vdci.net/colorado-schedules
VDCI phones are always open to residents for complaints or general questions at 303-428-5908 or 1-877-276-4306.
Please note: Adult mosquito control spraying is only conducted when necessary and after designated thresholds are met (3 surveillance traps have been placed to monitor larvae and adult mosquitoes and are checked weekly). Spray events may be cancelled or postponed, all or in part, without notice. Notice of rescheduled spray events will be posted on VDCI’s spray schedule.
Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance, they also present potential health hazards to humans and animals. There are positive steps you the homeowner can take to reduce this menace, since many generations of mosquitoes can breed right in your own yard.
Recommended Insecticides - Prevention
Malathion is the recommended insecticide most commonly used by homeowners for long-term control of mosquitoes outside the home. Spray mosquito roosting areas, and follow a regular spraying program. Spray where mosquitoes rest during the heat of the day--in the cool leafy shade of shrubs, bushes, vines, flowers, and in patches of tall grass and weeds. Also spray sheltered surfaces outside the home such as roof eaves, breezeways, garages, and the ceilings and screens of porches.
Use a pressurized spray can containing 0.1% pryrethrin or .5% to 1% dichlorvos (DDVP, Vapona) for a quick knockdown at parties or outdoor cookouts. All 3 insecticides are approved by the EPA and are available through most hardware stores, garden, and farm supply centers. Spray the mist lightly between tables and chairs.
Use insect repellent containing DEET in the back woods and in the back yard, and choose the right amount of DEET to match the time spent outdoors.
Please remember to take the necessary precautions to protect children and animals and follow all label instructions carefully.
Check Your Yard & Home
- Get rid of old tires, tin cans, bottles, jars, buckets, drums and other containers or keep them empty
- Empty small toddler-sized plastic wading pools weekly and/or store them indoors when not in use
- Make certain swimming pools are cared for if on vacation
- Repair leaky pipes, outside faucets and move house cooler drain hoses frequently
- Change water and vases holding flowers or cuttings twice each week, or grow cuttings in sand
- Scrub and change water in bird baths twice weekly
- Empty watering pans for pets daily