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North Fork Mosquito Abatement District News and Information

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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 2019 by location around the District!

Adulticide Notification here

 

Seasonal Trap Data Tables are available here.

News!

North Fork Mosquito Abatement District

RED ALERT!!!
There have been two further cases of WNV diagnosed in Delta County.
Despite the press release listing the August 9th case of uncomplicated fever as “North Fork region”, it was actually on Redlands mesa, which has zero mosquito control.

NFMAD is researching the location of the second case, encephalitis, also attributed to the North Fork area.

At this time, all NFMAD trap pools have tested negative for the presence of WNV, BUT this does not mean there isn’t risk of contracting the illness. Our District is surrounded by unserved areas, including Crawford, North, South, and Western Hotchkiss from the cemetery to Rogers mesa, Lazear, etc all have ZERO mosquito control.

Winds do not respect District boundaries! Please, please practice personal protection using approved repellents and long sleeve clothing at dusk.
Thank you

Date: August 20, 2019
Contact: Kenneth Nordstrom
Delta County Environmental Health Director 970-874-2169

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEST NILE VIRUS UPDATE FOR DELTA COUNTY

The Delta County Department of Health is reporting a second and third human case of West Nile virus. Furthermore, four of ten mosquito samples collected from the City of Delta on August 13th have tested positive for West Nile virus.

The three human cases are as follows:
• The first case is a female from the North Fork region of the county, diagnosed on August 9th, and is recovering from West Nile virus uncomplicated fever.
• The second case is a male from the North Fork region of the county, diagnosed on August 16th, and is recovering from West Nile virus encephalitis.
• The third case is a male from Delta, diagnosed on August 16th, and is recovering from West Nile virus uncomplicated fever.

The presence of positive samples of mosquitoes is a clear indication that West Nile virus remains present and poses a risk to those who are bitten. August through September are when most human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Colorado. “West Nile virus can be a serious illness and residents should understand the health risks associated with this virus” said Delta County Environmental Health Director Ken Nordstrom.

Health officials say most people bitten by a West Nile virus infected mosquito show no symptoms of illness; however, some people may develop symptoms 3 to15 days after being bit by an infected mosquito. About 1-in-5 infected persons will have mild illness with fever, and about 1-in-150 infected people will become severely ill. Physicians are urged to test patients for the West Nile virus if they show signs of fever, altered mental status, suspected meningitis or encephalitis, or sudden painless paralysis in the absence of stroke, in the summer months.

The Health Department strongly urges the public to take precautions and take preventative measures against being bitten by mosquitoes and becoming infected with the virus.
The following prevention tips are encouraged:
• Drain standing water on property.
• Dusk and Dawn- avoid being outdoors at this time when mosquito activity is high.
• DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in bug repellent.
• Dress in long sleeves and pants during dusk and dawn and in areas where mosquitoes are active.
• Screen windows and doors of your home to keep the mosquitoes out.
For more information: www.fightthebitecolorado.com Phone: 1-877-462-2911
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fightthebitecolorado.com
Logo © copyright 2003. No reprint without permission A West Nile virus prevention and education campaign brought to you by Colorado’s state a

This is a press release from the Board of Health for Delta County. The first case of WNV has been confirmed…it is a woman living in the area of Delta County that has ZERO mosquito control, being outside the boundaries of both NFMAD and Delta District #!.
The North Fork District is severely underfunded, and cannot extend mosquito control to Lazear, areas of Hotchkiss from the cemetery to Rogers Mesa without financial support. The Delta Fairgrounds and all parks and schools do not contribute financially to the District, yet absorb more than half of the budget.
Please, please practice self-protection, using approved repellents, and lightweight long sleeved clothing at dusk. Culex tarsalis and Culex Pipiens are the two species of mosquitoes that carry WNV in the North Fork area.
If you are seeing adult mosquitoes call NFMAD at 527-6681
Thank you!

DELTA COUNTY, COLORADO
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Karen O’Brien
Public Health Director
Health Services Building
255 West 6th Street
Delta, Colorado 81416
(970) 874-2165
(970) 874-2175 Fax
Date: August 12, 2019
Contact: Kenneth Nordstrom
Delta County Environmental Health Director 970-874-2169
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEST NILE VIRUS UPDATE FOR DELTA COUNTY
The Delta County Department of Health is reporting the first human case of West Nile virus. This case is a resident from the North Fork region of the county.
• The first case is a female diagnosed August 9th and is recovering from West Nile Virus febrile illness.
“West Nile Virus can be a serious illness and residents should understand the health risks associated with this virus” said Delta County Environmental Health Director Ken Nordstrom “August through September are when most human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Colorado.”
Health officials say most people bitten by a West Nile virus infected mosquito show no symptoms of illness; however, some people may develop symptoms 3 to15 days after being bit by an infected mosquito. About 1-in-5 infected persons will have mild illness with fever, and about 1-in-150 infected people will become severely ill. Physicians are urged to test patients for the West Nile virus if they show signs of fever, altered mental status, suspected meningitis or encephalitis, or sudden painless paralysis in the absence of stroke, in the summer months.
FIGHT THE BITE!
The public is encouraged to take preventative measures against the virus. The following prevention tips are encouraged:
• Drain standing water on property.
• Dusk and Dawn- avoid being outdoors at this time when mosquito activity is high.
• DEET is an effective ingredient to look for in bug repellent.
• Dress in long sleeves and pants during dusk and dawn and in areas where mosquitoes are active and open windows tightly screened.
For more information: www.fightthebitecolorado.com Phone: 1-877-462-2911
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Spray Notices have been moved to Notification and Adulticide page:

7/29/19-7/31/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681

Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Monday night, 07/29/19- 7/31/19, 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, 7/29/19 through 7/31/2019. 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
Zack’s BBQ
Old Water Treatment Plant area
New Water Treatment Plant area
River Park Road
Smith McKnight Ditch
Delta County Fairgrounds
Lorah Lane
Coal Road
Cemetery draw
J80 Road area
J Road area

 

7/29/19-7/31/19

Bell Creek Road area
Z Pond area
Coburn Road
Lund Road
Marsh Road and Water Treatment Plant
Campbell Road
Pumpkin Hollow area
Burgess Rd. area

Larval, Barrier, Pond, and Field treatments continue throughout the District. Please call 527-6681 if you are seeing adult mosquitoes. Thank you!

07/22/19-7/24/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681

Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Tuesday night, 07/23/19, if Monday, 7/22/19 is delayed, 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, 7/22/19 through 7/24/2019. 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
Old Water Treatment Plant area
New Water Treatment Plant area
River Park Road
Smith McKnight Ditch
Delta County Fairgrounds
Lorah Lane
Coal Road
Cemetery draw
J80 Road area
J Road area

7/23/19-7/26/19

Bell Creek Road area
Z Pond area
Coburn Road
Lund Road
Marsh Road and Water Treatment Plant
Campbell Road
Pumpkin Hollow area
Burgess Rd. area

Larval, Barrier, Pond, and Field treatments continue throughout the District. Please call 527-6681 if you are seeing adult mosquitoes. Thank you!

07/22/19-7/24/19
NFMAD voicemail (970) 527-6681

Targeted Spray Notice for the areas below beginning Tuesday night, 07/23/19, if Monday, 7/22/19 is delayed, 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, 7/22/19 through 7/24/2019. 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
Old Water Treatment Plant area
New Water Treatment Plant area
River Park Road
Smith McKnight Ditch
Delta County Fairgrounds
Lorah Lane
Coal Road
Cemetery draw
J80 Road area
J Road area

7/23/19-7/26/19

Bell Creek Road area
Z Pond area
Coburn Road
Lund Road
Marsh Road and Water Treatment Plant
Campbell Road
Pumpkin Hollow area
Burgess Rd. area

Larval, Barrier, Pond, and Field treatments continue throughout the District. Please call 527-6681 if you are seeing adult mosquitoes. Thank you!

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

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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.