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Loveland To Conduct Emergency Spraying For Mosquitoes

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West Nile Spraying (credit: CBS)

West Nile Spraying (credit: CBS)

LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4)- Two additional human cases of West Nile Virus in Loveland caused by mosquitoes have triggered emergency spraying in that area.

Because one of the people infected by the virus lives near Benson Sculpture Garden which is also the site of the popular Sculpture in the Park Show and Sale this upcoming weekend, spraying has been planned in that area Thursday after 10 p.m.

That spray will also cover North Lake Park and will be narrowly focused on areas where people congregate for the shows.

As many nine trucks operated by the City of Loveland’s contracted pest control service, Colorado Moquito Control Inc. will dispense fog throughout Loveland on Aug. 11 and Aug. 14 between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Because of the elevated risk and rise in mosquito counts trucks will not turn off foggers at addresses where residents have requested shut-offs.

However shut-offs will be honored for residents listed on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Sensitivity Registry.

Detailed information about Colorado Mosquito Control’s operations, and the pesticides the company uses, is available at www.comosquitocontrol.com or by calling 970-962-2583.

The Larimer County Health Department maintains an Internet site with information about West Nile virus, its prevention and the illnesses it causes at www.Larimer.org/health/cd/westnile.cfm.

So far this year, nine of Colorado’s 10 reported West Nile cases are in Larimer County.

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