Colorado Mosquito Control

1:54pm

Fri August 8, 2014

5:00am

Fri September 6, 2013
Science

Finding An All-Natural Alternative To DEET

CDC Researcher Marc Dolan inserts a hand treated with nootkatone into a cage of hungry mosquitoes. The all-natural chemical is a powerful repellant and has the essence of grapefruit.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Since West Nile Virus was first identified more than a decade ago, applying bug spray became a must for summer outings. But sprays containing DEET can be a turn off. They can be smelly and feel greasy. 

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2:42pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Health

They’re Ba-ck… More Mosquitoes Testing Positive For West Nile Virus

Creative Commons

Colorado’s three confirmed cases of West Nile Virus are trailing hard-hit areas like Texas—which has seen more than 300. But local health officials are still warning there are risks.

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4:23pm

Thu July 21, 2011
West Nile Virus

The Costs of Mosquito Control

Jessica Schurich collects mosquito samples near Boyd Lake in Loveland.
Melanie DeVries

Across many parts of Colorado, recent rains and flooding have left behind ample breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and health concerns are growing after Boulder County officials reported the first human case of West Nile virus this week. Many cities and counties are trying to strike a balance between protecting the public and their bottom line.

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