The City of Centennial contracts with Vector Disease Control International to operate an Integrated Mosquito Control Program to protect public health from the effects of the West Nile Virus (WNV) and to suppress local populations of nuisance mosquitoes.
There are currently 44 active larval inspection sites which are monitored weekly by Vector Disease Control International throughout the summer. If mosquito larvae/pupae are detected, they are eliminated via the application of bio-larvicides, primarily a soil bacteria based product called Vectobac G. These larvicides are extremely target specific with no non-target effects.
There are currently four surveillance trap sites in Centennial where CDC Light Traps are set/collected weekly throughout the summer. The purpose of these traps is to determine which species of adult mosquitoes were caught by the trap and in what numbers. Surveillance trap reports are issued weekly.
For more information about the Zika Virus and West Nile Virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
For additional information on preventative measures you can take against mosquitoes, visit Fight the Bite