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North Fork Mosquito Abatement District News and Information

Fire Chief helping with a controlled burn

Physical Mitigation for Mosquito Control

NFMAD, in full cooperation with local entities including the Town councils of Paonia and Hotchkiss, Public Works, Fire Departments, Delta County Schools, Parks and Recreation, Delta County Fair Board, and Delta Board of County Commissioners, strongly supports PHYSICAL MITIGATION of mosquito breeding areas, and other issues using backhoe, track hoe, shovel crews, and fire in controlled burns.

NFMAD Board of Directors' MEETINGS

On the Meetings Page,  Meetings and Financials are available for view.

Product Information for Mosquito Control

Learn about NFMAD mosquito control products

On the Products page, every mosquito control product is listed with full Manufacturer’s Information (MSDS), EPA registration numbers, product label information, and other facts.

Trap Data

TRAP DATA 2018 by location around the District!

 

Seasonal Trap Data Tables are available here.

News!

North Fork Mosquito Abatement District

07/15/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681
Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Monday night, 07/15/19, weather permitting. Spraying may be canceled, or delayed due to weather, conditions that are non-compliant with optimal treatment effectivity, or technical issues. If delayed the same areas will be targeted as soon as possible.
**Due to trap evidence, historical data, upcoming events, visual observation and/or threshold factors, the following areas will be target sprayed Monday, 07/15/2019 through Thursday 07/18/2019. Evening spraying likely beginning around 7:30-8:00 p.m., weather permitting.
The fogging truck will traverse the designated proposed locations slowly, with a flashing light and honking it’s horn. Spraying will occur on the return trip. Please clear the areas by 7pm, and thank you.

Train Bridge Road
River Park Road
Bell Creek Road
Smith McKnight Ditch
Delta County Fairgrounds
Lorah Lane
Coal Road
Coburn Road
Lund Road
Marsh Road
Campbell Road

07/09/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681
Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Tuesday night, 07/09/19, weather permitting. Spraying may be canceled, or delayed due to weather, conditions that are non-compliant with optimal treatment effectivity, or technical issues. If delayed the same areas will be targeted as soon as possible.
**Due to trap evidence, historical data, upcoming events, visual observation and/or threshold factors, the following areas will be target sprayed Tuesday, 07/09/2019 through Thursday 07/11/2019. Evening spraying likely beginning around 7:30-8:00 p.m., weather permitting.
The fogging truck will traverse the designated proposed locations slowly, with a flashing light and honking it’s horn. Spraying will occur on the return trip. Please clear the areas by 7pm, and thank you.

Train Bridge Road
Shifflet Subdivision
River Park Road
Hotchkiss Avenue
Bell Creek Road
River Park Road
J Road
J 80 Road
Smith McKnight Ditch
Delta County Fairgrounds
Lorah Lane
Coal Road
Coburn Road
Lund Road

JOB OPPORTUNITY
NFMAD has an opening for a full time crew member, starting pay of $15.  Training in all phases of mosquito control available, with increased wage for previous experience.
Call 527-6681 for an application and interview.

 

 

 

 

 

07/02/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681
Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Wednesday night, 07/02/19, weather permitting. Spraying may be canceled, or delayed due to weather, conditions that are non-compliant with optimal treatment effectivity, or technical issues. If delayed the same areas will be targeted as soon as possible.
**Due to trap evidence, historical data, upcoming events, visual observation and/or threshold factors, the following areas will be target sprayed Tuesday, 07/02/2019 through Friday 07/05/2019. Evening spraying likely beginning around 7:30-8:00 p.m., weather permitting.
The fogging truck will traverse the designated proposed locations slowly, with a flashing light and honking it’s horn. Spraying will occur on the return trip. Please clear the areas by 7pm, and thank you.

Marsh Road
Campbell Road
Lund Road
Coburn Road
Bell Creek Road
River Park Road
J Road
J 80 Road
Smith McKnight Ditch
Delta County Fairgrounds
Lorah Lane
Coal Road

Published by Rain Klepper1 min

Important Notice!!!
Please be aware that the Crawford area is not within the North Fork District, and does not have mosquito control provided by the town or county of Delta. Unfortunately, NFMAD is severely underfunded, and cannot extend our limited resources to the town of Crawford, including the reservoir. If you and your family/friends are recreating in this area, please, please use mosquito repellent, and protective clothing, particularly at dusk and dawn. Several people contracted WNV from the reservoir area last year, and in previous seasons.
Despite NFMAD approaching the Crawford town council to encourage the formation of a third mosquito district, Crawford remains part of over one-third of Delta county without mosquito control service.
NFMAD also battles non-served areas of Lazear, Rogers Mesa, the Fish Hatcheries, and parts of the actual town of Hotchkiss. We are providing services for a fee/donation to the best of our abilities, while also working to control the 50 square miles of the District.
If you live in these areas and are experiencing problems with adult mosquitoes, please call the Board of Health and the County Commissioners to ask for the formation of third and fourth mosquito districts so that ALL of Delta County is served with mosquito control.
We continue to battle adult mosquitoes that are flying into the District, or being blown in by wind, from these areas without service, given that mosquitoes do not respect legal District boundaries!
Please take care, regardless of where you live…use mosquito repellent, avoid outdoor activities at dusk, and wear appropriate clothing. As the July 4th holiday approaches, please take care to avoid mosquito-borne illness.
As always, if you are seeing adults or having issues, call NFMAD message line at 527-6681. Thank you!

 

6/27/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681
Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Thursday night, 6/27/19, weather permitting. Spraying may be canceled, or delayed due to weather, conditions that are non-compliant with optimal treatment effectivity, or technical issues. If delayed the same areas will be targeted as soon as possible.
**Due to trap evidence, historical data, upcoming events, visual observation and/or threshold factors, the following areas will be target sprayed tonight, Thursday, 06/27/2019. Evening spraying likely beginning around 7:30-8:00 p.m., weather permitting.
The fogging truck will traverse the designated proposed locations slowly, with a flashing light and honking it’s horn. Spraying will occur on the return trip. Please clear the areas by 7pm, and thank you.
Smith-McKnight Ditch
Old water treatment plant area
Hotchkiss new water treatment plant area

Paonia Water treatment plant area

6/25/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681
Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Tuesday night, 6/25/19, weather permitting. Spraying may be canceled, or delayed due to weather, conditions that are non-compliant with optimal treatment effectivity, or technical issues. If delayed the same areas will be targeted as soon as possible.
**Due to trap evidence, historical data, upcoming events, visual observation and/or threshold factors, the following areas will be target sprayed tonight, tomorrow night 6/26/2019, or Thursday night 06/27/2019. Evening spraying likely beginning around 7:30-8:00 p.m., weather permitting.
The fogging truck will traverse the designated proposed locations slowly, with a flashing light and honking it’s horn. Spraying will occur on the return trip. Please clear the areas by 7pm, and thank you.

Lorah Lane
Coal Road
Train Bridge Road
Hotchkiss Ave
Bell Creek Road
R25 Road
Coburn Road
Lund Road
J Road
J80 Road

Barrier Spraying and Larvicidal treatments continue throughout the District!!!
Please call NFMAD 970-527-6681 if you are observing adult mosquito activity. Thank you.

6/17/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681

Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Thursday night, 6/17/19, weather permitting. Spraying may be canceled, or delayed due to weather, conditions that are non-compliant with optimal treatment effectivity, or technical issues. If delayed the same areas will be targeted as soon as possible.

**Due to trap evidence, historical data, upcoming events, visual observation and/or threshold factors, the following areas will be target sprayed tonight, or tomorrow night, 6/18/19. Evening spraying likely beginning around 7:30-8:00 p.m., weather permitting.

The fogging truck will traverse the designated proposed locations slowly, with a flashing light and honking it’s horn. Spraying will occur on the return trip. Please clear the areas by 7pm, and thank you.

Lorah Lane
Coal Road
Hanson Road

Barrier Spraying and Larvicidal treatments continue throughout the District!!!
Please call NFMAD 970-527-6681 if you are observing adult mosquito activity. Thank you.

6/13/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681

Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Thursday night, 6/13/19, weather permitting. Spraying may be canceled, or delayed due to weather, conditions that are non-compliant with optimal treatment effectivity, or technical issues. If delayed the same areas will be targeted as soon as possible.

**Due to trap evidence, historical data, upcoming events, visual observation and/or threshold factors, the following areas will be target sprayed tonight, or tomorrow night, 6/14/19. Evening spraying likely beginning around 7:30-8:00 p.m., weather permitting.

The fogging truck will traverse the designated proposed locations slowly, with a flashing light and honking it’s horn. Spraying will occur on the return trip. Please clear the areas by 7pm, and thank you.

K-25 Road area
Gravel pit area
R-25 Road

Barrier Spraying and Larvicidal treatments continue throughout the District!!!
Please call NFMAD 970-527-6681 if you are observing adult mosquito activity. Thank you.

6/10/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681

Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Monday night, 6/10/19, weather permitting. Spraying may be canceled, or delayed due to weather, conditions that are non-compliant with optimal treatment effectivity, or technical issues. If delayed the same areas will be targeted as soon as possible.

**Due to trap evidence, historical data, upcoming events, visual observation and/or threshold factors, the following areas will be target sprayed tonight, and tomorrow night, 6/11/19. Evening spraying likely beginning around 7:30-8:00 p.m., weather permitting.

The fogging truck will traverse the designated proposed locations slowly, with a flashing light and honking it’s horn. Spraying will occur on the return trip. Please clear the areas by 7pm, and thank you.

Areas of Black Bridge Rd.
Coburn Rd.
Bell Creek Rd.
Lund Rd.

Areas of Lower Pumpkin Hollow Rd
Campbell Rd. area
Marsh Rd. area
Paonia Water Treatment plant

Hotchkiss Old Water Treatment Plant
Zack’s BBQ
Smith-McKnight Ditch
Delta County Fairgrounds
Train Bridge Road areas

Barrier spraying and larvicidal applications continue throughout the District.

6/4/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681

Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Tuesday 6/4/19, weather permitting. Spraying may be canceled, or delayed due to weather, conditions that are non-compliant with optimal treatment effectivity, or technical issues. If delayed the same areas will be targeted as soon as possible.

**Due to trap evidence, historical data, upcoming events, visual observation and/or threshold factors, the following areas will be target sprayed tonight, and tomorrow night, 6/5/19. Evening spraying likely beginning around 7:30-8:00 p.m., weather permitting.

The fogging truck will traverse the designated proposed locations slowly, with a flashing light and honking it’s horn. Spraying will occur on the return trip. Please clear the areas by 7pm, and thank you.

Areas of Lower Pumpkin Hollow Rd
Campbell Rd. area
Paonia Water Treatment plant

Hotchkiss Old Water Treatment Plant
Zack’s BBQ
Smith-McKnight Ditch
Delta County Fairgrounds
Train Bridge Road

4/20/19

Physical mitigation of potential and known mosquito-breeding sites is happening all over the North Fork District currently, utilizing burning, track hoe and backhoe, and shovel crews. The drought of 2018, and subsequent use of domestic water as irrigation ditches went off early, revealed many potential previously unknown breeding sites throughout the District. Our crew has been making visual assessments over the 50 square miles of the District, while also working on drainage and site evaluations.


Treatment has begun in known hot spots, in anticipation of warmer weather, despite no evidence of larvae in standing water. It is far too early for trap data to have meaning, until we have higher nighttime temperatures, so feedback from residents is essential to success.


Now is the perfect time to take a look at your home and work areas for standing water, drainage that needs cleaning, low spots in fields, etc. Are you noticing adult mosquitoes? Please let us know. If you need help with looking at your property, please call NFMAD at 970-527-6681 and leave a detailed message. We are currently booking free site evaluations, with openings at various times, Monday through Friday.


Are you having an event this summer? A wedding, family reunion or other gathering of people? Please call and have our Ops Manager, Garrett Park, come and take a look to see if barrier spraying would be helpful.
Given the vast territory of the North Fork District, and our limited funding, NFMAD needs the cooperation and vigilance of all residents! We thank you in advance for all efforts to eradicate mosquito-borne illness in our community.