West Nile Virus discovered in Alamosa Mosquito Control District

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Mosquito Control District (AMCD) has discovered the West Nile Virus in mosquitoes trapped within the district on August, 1st at 11:30 a.m. located in East Alamosa on Juniper Lane, just off of Highway 160. AMCD responded immediately by sending all larvicide crews to treat any standing water within the immediate areas of concern. If weather permits the adulticide applications will ensue via fog trucks, handheld backpack sprayers, and an aerial application within the area.

The area will continue to be monitored and re-tested until the risk lessons or is eliminated. Please take proper personal protection measures from being infected by mosquitoes. This may include applying an effective repellent, according to directions, which contains 20-30 percent DEET and wearing clothing that covers exposed skin as much as possible.

Please contact the district at 719-589-5409 for more information.