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Road Construction Update: Starting Monday, July 2, Bunyan Avenue will be closed between Berthoud Parkway (LCR 17) to just west of 10th St for utility work and new road construction. The road will be closed until the construction is complete. Follow the detours as provided or use a new route to avoid any unexpected delays.

West Nile Virus and Mosquito Control Policy

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2018 Town-of-Berthoud-WNVIntroduction to West Nile Virus

West Nile is a serious, sometimes fatal, virus that has been found in Larimer County consistently over the past decade. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes who bite infected birds and then spread that infection to humans and other animals.

There are no vaccines or treatments for the virus, so the best way to ensure safety is to prevent yourself from being bitten by mosquitoes.

Prevention

If everyone takes preventative measures, the need for activating our control policies will be reduced.

The basics of West Nile prevention include:

  • Drain or dump standing water
  • Dress appropriately (long, loose-fitting clothing)
  • Defend yourself with insect repellant
  • Be aware at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active

Other preventative measures:

  • Stay clear of long grasses, wetlands, shrubs and grassy shores
  • Repair window and door screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home
  • Trim bushes away from the ground to allow for air flow and reduction of dampness
  • Leave dead birds where you find them and call 1.877.462.2911

Mosquito Control Safety

The Town of Berthoud is very concerned about protecting its residents from potential infection and also sensitive to the worries some may have regarding mosquito control. The issues of West Nile virus prevention and an emergency mosquito control policy are often controversial. 

Berthoud has partnerships with Colorado State University, the Larimer County Department of Health, and Vector Disease Control International to address the problems of both the West Nile Virus and emergency mosquito control measures.

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2018 Data

To monitor the mosquito population, the Town of Berthoud collects trap data. You can find these records below.

June Control Operations Summary

 Trap Data  Test Data
 July 11, 2018 Week 27: July 11, 2018 
 July 4, 2018 Week 27: July 4, 2018 
 June 27, 2018  Week 26: June 27, 2018
 June 21, 2018  Week 25: June 21, 2018
 June 13, 2018  Week 24: June 13, 2018

 June 6, 2018

 

 

 


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