Starting in June through mid-September, the City of Fort Lupton will spray for mosquitoes on Thursdays from 6-11pm. Spraying will not occur on rainy or windy days. If you do not wish for your area to be sprayed, please call City Hall at 720-466-6112 and we will make every effort possible to avoid spraying your area. The spraying truck will be using Aqua-Kontrol 30-30 Concentrate.
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