You can help reduce mosquito populations in Commerce City’s neighborhoods by eliminating breeding habitat on your property. Please drain standing water anywhere it collects on your property, especially common areas such as:
- Flower pots
- Garbage cans/lids
- Outdoor toys
- Fountains/bird baths
Fight the Bite!
To protect yourself from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, use the following tips to avoid mosquito bites:
- Dress in long sleeves and pants
- Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
- Use mosquito repellents containing DEET
- Limit outdoor activity around dawn and dusk, when mosquitos are most active
More information on protecting yourself from mosquitos is available from the Tri-County Health Department.
While the emergence of Zika virus has renewed concerns about mosquito-borne disease, experts say Colorado’s climate makes it extremely unlikely that Zika could be contracted from mosquitos here. If you plan on traveling to an area where Zika is a risk, learn more about the virus from the Centers for Disease Control.
Mosquito Management Program
The city’s mosquito management program is aimed at reducing populations and lowering the risk of disease through reducing habitat, eliminating larvae, trapping and testing mosquitos and – if necessary – adult mosquito spraying. City contractor Vector Disease Control International uses methods that maximize effectiveness without compromising the safety of residents, pets or the environment.
Call the Mosquito Hotline:
If you have large numbers of mosquitos in your neighborhood, call VDCI at 303-428-5908 to:
- Report mosquito complaints
- Request spray notifications
- Submit a no-spray request
- Ask general program questions
Resident feedback is an important part of eliminating habitat and fighting mosquito populations in Commerce City, which is why VDCI wants to hear from you during mosquito season