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LONGMONT, Colo. — Authorities in Longmont will be spraying for mosquitos in seven locations on Monday and Thursday.

The spraying by Colorado Mosquito Control will start at 9 p.m. and will cover areas at and near Jim Hamm District Park, Union Reservoir, Sandstone Ranch, the Great Western/Mill Village area, the St. Vrain Greenway, the Watersong and Creekside area, and the Willow Creek and Clover Basin area, reported the Longmont Times-Call.

Boulder County Health also plans to spray for mosquitos within in a one-mile buffer of Longmont.

Loveland will begin spraying areas of the city on Wednesday.

City officials in Longmont said wet weather have caused an increase in mosquitos and an increased risk of the West Nile virus spreading to people.

As of Aug. 8, 11 people have been confirmed to have caught West Nile, reported the state health department.

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