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Changes Possible to Fort Collins West Nile Management Program

Changes Possible to Fort Collins West Nile Management Program

Fort Collins City Council will meet tonight at 6 p.m. to discuss changes to the West Nile Management Program.

There were 50 West Nile Virus cases reported last summer in Larimer County according to the Coloradoan.  Mosquito spraying has been performed in Fort Collins for the past two summers, including an adult mosquito spray last August according to The City of Fort Collins.

Spraying is an efficient method to break the cycle of the virus said health officials according to the Coloradoan. However, some say that spraying may be a hazard to the environment as well as Larimer County residents according to the Coloradoan.

Fort Collins mosquito management program currently consists of treating larvae hot spots chemically and includes an education segment to keep residents informed.

The possible modifications would include dividing the city into four sections instead of two and would allow some businesses to decide to not be sprayed if it will have a large monetary impact on the business according to the Coloradoan.  Businesses would also need to go through an education program according to the Coloradoan. 

The Fort Collins City Council will commence at 6 p.m. at City Hall West, 300 LaPorte Ave. For more info visit The City of Fort Collins agenda online.

 

 

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