Level 2 Fire Restrictions in effect for western areas of Boulder County. No fireworks, fires, open flame, or shooting (see map and flyer).

Many County services are being offered online. Additionally, a variety of resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19.

Vector Control
bat, raccoons, mosquito

Animal-Borne Disease Control Program

COVID-19 Update for Vector Control

The vector control program is still operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have vector concerns, please reach out to us by phone or submit an inquiry online. If you have a bat in your residence, please contact Animal Control by calling your local police department. For general guidance about bats, skunks, or rabies, please call the Boulder County Public Health Alert Line at 303-441-1460.

The Boulder County Public Health Vector Control Program aims to prevent the spread of disease from vectors (animals) to humans.

Weekly Animal-Borne Disease Reporting

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for 2020

August 2 – 8, 2020

  • Statewide, 59 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2020. Boulder County reports five positives.
  • Boulder County submitted five bats and one cat for rabies testing. One bat sample was deemed untestable. The remaining samples were negative.
  • Total mosquito counts were slightly higher than the previous week but remain below average.
  • Boulder County West Nile virus sample results are pending. Five samples have tested positive in Delta County and three in Larimer County in 2020.
  • No human West Nile cases have been identified in Colorado.
  • The CDC reports 17 WNV cases across 11 states. No deaths are reported.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2020

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat48000
Skunk1000
Raccon10000
Squirrel0000
Cat4220
Flea0000
Dog5110
Fox1000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0110
Other1000
Totals70440

Animals Positive for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat4000
Skunk0000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0000
Flea0000
Dog1000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0000
Other0000
Totals5000

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Vector Control Program

Main: 303-441-1564
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3450 Broadway
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Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F