WNV has been identified in mosquitoes in the Animas Valley.
The San Juan Basin Health Department and Animas Mosquito Control District want to urge the public to take preventative steps to avoid mosquito bites.
THE ABOVE DOCUMENT IS A REPORT FROM THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (CDPHE) REGARDING WEST NILE VIRUS (WNV) AS OF JULY 24, 2019.
WNV IS STILL A CONCERN IN COLORADO, WHICH MAKES MOSQUITO CONTROL EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR OUR DISTRICT!
Recent river subbing has started to fill many properties all along the river in our district. The crews are working hard to control these areas before they start producing large amounts of adults.
Many areas right now have very early stages of mosquito larvae which are being dealt with in a timely manner.
You can help AMCD in its endeavor to protect you, your pets and the community!
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MOSQUITO CONTROL!!
Believe it or not, larvae has been found under ice in our District!
Crews are out treating sewer lagoons & storm drains and checking 'standing waters' throughout the District.
Below are examples of checking and pre-treatment of mosquito habitat in sewer lagoons and storm drains.
ANIMAS MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT RESIDENTS!
This is a reminder from Durango’s Special District, Animas Mosquito Control (AMCD), that our spring mosquito abatement activities have begun. AMCD will be attempting to contact you to access your property to inspect for mosquito habitats. If no one is at home, we will leave a ‘door hanger’ letting you know that AMCD was there and would like to schedule another time for inspection.
AMCD thanks all of you in our District for your support and for working with us in years past, in the present and into the future!
Patrick K. Kelley
Patrick K. Kelley; AMCD Manager
* With the amount of snowfall this winter and the precipitation expected through rainfall, the Animas Valley could see more than one high water event. Due to this potential, the AMCD crews may need to access properties along the river to inspect for, and treat, mosquito habitats more than once.
** AMCD is a public health service under the Special District Laws of the State of Colorado Revised Statutes, C.R.S. Title 35 Article 5, and as such is obligated to perform a variety of mosquito abatement activities to protect the health and comfort of the people, pets, livestock and wildlife in our District from mosquitoes that can carry and transmit diseases, such as; West Nile Virus, Dog Heart Worm, Zika Virus, Encephalitis, Dengue, etc.