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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

September 13-19, 2020 (Week 38)

  • CDPHE reports 20 human West Nile virus cases: Boulder (2), Broomfield (1), Delta (10), Denver (3), Jefferson (1), Larimer (3).
  • Boulder County recorded five positive West Nile virus mosquito samples this year.
  • Positive West Nile virus mosquitoes have been identified from Adams (2), Boulder (5), Delta (15), Denver (1), Larimer (37), La Plata (1) and Weld (6) counties.
  • All mosquito control operations have ceased for the season.
  • Statewide, 79 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2020; Bat (46), Skunk (27), Wildlife (2), Domestic (4). Boulder County reports seven positives for the year.
  • One prairie dog was submitted for rabies testing, testing negative.
  • One dog was submitted for plague and tularemia testing, testing negative.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2020

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat72000
Skunk1000
Raccon10000
Squirrel0000
Cat6220
Flea0000
Dog5220
Fox1000
Prairie Dog1000
Rabbit0110
Other2000
Totals98560

Animals Positive for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat6000
Skunk0000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0000
Flea0000
Dog1000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0000
Other0000
Totals7000

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Vector Control Program

Main: 303-441-1564
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3450 Broadway
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