Get help with issues concerning wild and domestic animals. Learn how to report or remove dead animals. Find information about animals that may carry disease.
When a disaster occurs, there may be a need to evacuate your animals. Make a plan for a safe place to take them. Having this plan in place before an emergency arises will increase the safety of your livestock.
Animal-borne (Vector) Disease Prevention
A vector is an organism (e.g. fly, tick, mosquito, etc.) that transmits disease germs. The main vectors of concern in Boulder County are prairie dog fleas, which can carry plague, and mosquitoes, which can carry Western Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, and West Nile virus.
West Nile Virus
The only treatment available for WNV is prevention. Prevention includes the use of insect repellent, taking steps to reduce standing water from personal property, treating water on public and open-space land, as well as education about the risks associated with the virus. Learn more about personal prevention, prevention on your property, and spray schedules in your community.