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Vector Control

Colfax County Vector Control continues its mission of protecting people of Colfax County from vectors and vector borne-diseases with a profound concern for the environment.

Here in Colfax County we make it our priority to use the most selective and least toxic vector control protocols. Colfax County works cooperatively with stakeholders’ interest to help ensure that vector production is avoided or minimized and when necessary controlled to protect both human and environmental health.

Another priority of Colfax County is to keep the citizens of the County updated with any information regarding our Vector Control program throughout the seasons. All information will be posted on our website.

If you have any concerns and or comments with Colfax County Vector Control, please contact the Colfax County Manager‘s office at 575-445-9661, we are here to protect the citizens of Colfax County.

Tips to Prevent Mosquito Bites

The EPA reminds you:

Using the right insect repellent and other preventive actions can discourage mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects from landing on you. Here are tips for other preventive actions you can take against mosquitoes. 

  • Remove Mosquito Habitats
  • Eliminate standing water in rain gutters, old tires, buckets, plastic covers, toys, or any other container where mosquitoes can breed.
  • Empty and change the water in bird baths, fountains, wading pools, rain barrels, and potted plant trays at least once a week to destroy potential mosquito habitats.
  • Drain or fill temporary pools of water with dirt.
  • Keep swimming pool water treated and circulating.
  • Cover all gaps in walls, doors, and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering.
  • Make sure window and door screens are in good working order.
  • Completely cover baby carriers and beds with netting.
  • Keep mosquitoes away from exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks.
  • Tuck shirts into pants and pants into socks to cover gaps in your clothing where mosquitoes can get to your skin.
  • Stay indoors at sunrise, sunset, and early in the evening when mosquitoes are most active.
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