The City of Fort Collins is spraying for mosquitoes  tonight (August 30th) and again Tuesday, September 4th in five areas of the city.  The truck-based fogging will take place between dusk and 1 a.m. Spraying will occur primarily in the eastern side of town, as well as a section in northwest Fort Collins and a small area in Larimer County.   We even have a map for you.

According to a press release from the City of Fort Collins:

The decision to spray for mosquitos follows the recommendation by Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Director of the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, and a majority recommendation from the City of Fort Collins West Nile Advisory panel. According to Dr. LeBailly, “the infection rate is growing, and I am concerned about the risk this presents, particularly over the holiday weekend. Based on the data, I am recommending spraying in targeted areas which present the greatest risk.”

The intent of spraying on Thursday is to lessen the risk of West Nile virus prior to the long holiday weekend when many residents plan to spend time outside. The second spraying, which increases the efficacy of mosquito control, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 4, weather permitting. Following the second application, no further spraying will occur this season.