Fighting West Nile virus in counties around Colorado

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. - More cases of West Nile are popping up and officials want to get it under control before it turns deadly.

Boulder County has reported three positive test results in mosquitoes, according to the United States Geological Survey website.

Crews will use a ground-based insecticide in the area of Waneka Lake Park in Lafayette to try to combat the problem starting at 10 p.m. tonight, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

Longmont is planning emergency spraying around the city Thursday to help prevent the virus from spreading.

The county with the most mosquito tests that have come back positive is Mesa County in western Colorado.

There have been six positive cases in Larimer County.

Denver County has not reported a single case so far.

As for actual human cases, there has only been one reported and that was in Delta County. But the mosquitoes there have not tested positive for West Nile.

For more information about the methods Colorado Mosquito Control uses, call 877-276-4306.

To learn more about how to protect yourself against the virus, visit fightthebitecolorado.com.

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