For mosquito control, the Town of Frederick has contracted with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI). VDCI's trained larvicide and seasonal fogging technicians will conduct larval inspections, set traps, and spray for mosquitoes to decrease the mosquito population.
This includes larval (water treatments), adult mosquito surveillance and trapping, and fogging. VDCI’s Integrated Mosquito Management Programs in Colorado are stewards of environmental responsibility by focusing on surveillance-based control strategies, public awareness, and the use of biological and “least-toxic” products.
Why Try to Control Mosquitos?
Mosquitoes are more than just nuisance pests. They pose a significant risk to public health by carrying and transmitting a number of debilitating and even deadly diseases such as West Nile virus, dengue and Zika virus. And with a threat this serious, it is vital to take a proactive approach to preventing and controlling vector-borne diseases in your community.
When Will Mosquito Control Take Place?
Starting in June, larval inspections will occur weekly to determine where the mosquito population is located. Traps will be set Monday evenings and picked up Tuesday mornings. If the mosquito population reaches a significant level, fogging will occur in those areas on Tuesday evenings from sunset to midnight during the peak hours of mosquito activity.
Weekly Adult Mosquito Surveillance Report
Our partners at VDCI provide the Town of Frederick with general information on the weekly trap and spray activities within neighborhoods. View the weekly adult mosquito surveillance reports here.
Opt-Out Options for Residents
As a Town of Frederick resident, you are empowered to contact VDCI to be notified and/or opt out of fogging at your address. Please complete VDCI's Spray Notification & Shutoff Requests form if you’d like to receive:
- Notification Only: VDCI will phone or email you before spraying in your neighborhood.
- Address Shutoff Only: VDCI will shutoff the ULV spray machine while driving past your property.
- Shutoff and Notification: VDCI will phone or email you before spraying in your neighborhood and shutoff the ULV spray machine while driving past your property.
More About VDCI
- 24-hour mosquito hotline: 877-276-4306
- 24-hour response and resolution to mosquito annoyance complaints
- Fogging Schedule (look under Weld County)
- Public education resources
- Common Mosquito Management FAQs
- Surveillance and testing for disease control
- CDC West Nile Virus Prevention
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE): West Nile Virus
- Colorado State University Extension: Mosquito Management
- Fight the Bite Colorado
- West Central Mosquito and Vector Control Association (WCMVCA)
- VDCI Resource Center
- VDCI Public Education