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

July 5 – 11, 2020

  • Statewide, 47 specimens have tested positive for rabies in 2020.
  • In 2019, 163 specimens tested positive for rabies statewide.
  • Boulder County has had four positive rabies specimens to date, Bat(3), Dog(1).
  • Nuisance mosquitoes remain higher than average. Culex mosquitoes are average for the season.
  • No West Nile positive mosquitoes have been identified this year.

Zoonotic Disease Reporting for Previous Years

Animals Tested for Disease in 2020

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat22000
Skunk1000
Raccon9000
Squirrel0000
Cat3220
Flea0000
Dog3000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0110
Other1000
Totals39330

Animals Positive for Disease in 2018

SpeciesRabiesPlagueTularemiaHantavirus
Bat3000
Skunk0000
Raccon0000
Squirrel0000
Cat0000
Flea0000
Dog1000
Fox0000
Prairie Dog0000
Rabbit0000
Other0000
Totals4000

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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