Mosquito spraying for the City of Brighton is done by Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) formally Colorado Mosquito Control.
Mosquitoes are more than just nuisance pests, they also pose a significant risk to public health by carrying and transmitting a number of debilitating and even deadly diseases. Mosquito-borne encephalitis in the U.S. is prevalent in several forms and is geographically wide-spread. In Colorado, Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE) and St Louis Encephalitis (SLE) were the most common viral strains prior to the invasion of West Nile Virus (WNV) in 2002. While West Nile virus is the most prevalent mosquito-born disease in Colorado and currently presents the greatest risk to human health, a growing concern for Colorado pet owners is dog heartworm, which can be fatal to both dogs and cats. Conducting regular adult mosquito surveillance and disease testing is a proactive approach to preventing and controlling vector-borne diseases in your community, and it is one of the foundations of VDCI’s Integrated Mosquito Management programs.
If you have any problems or questions, or want information on spray schedules, please contact Vector Disease Control International at 877-276-4306 or visit their website at VCDI.
Fight the Bite
A West Nile virus prevention and education campaign brought to you by Colorado’s state and local health departments.