Aerial Mosquito Control Planned

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City of Laramie Mosquito Control has scheduled the aerial application of Bacillus thuringensis israelensis (Bti) for Thursday, June 9th. This application of biological larvacide is targeted to control nuisance mosquito larvae in irrigated areas and floodwater southwest of Laramie.

Areas to be treated include; acreages along the Big Laramie River from the City limits near Cottonwood estates to approximately 10 miles southwest of Laramie, and areas North of Laramie along the Big Laramie River approximately one mile north of town in the area of Barnstormers and Martin-Marietta Ready Mix will also be treated.

The bacteria applied are environmentally friendly and does not harm birds, fish, amphibians, mammals or other aquatic insects. The application is scheduled to begin at daylight and should conclude by late afternoon. If inclement weather prohibits the application it will be re-scheduled for Friday morning June 10th at the same time. No application will be made within the City limits.

Presently no cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Albany County and the City of Laramie currently rates the risk of infection at level 0 (No Risk). Mosquito control application schedules will be available on the Mosquito Control and Integrated Pest Management Hotline at 721-5056.

Daily information is also available on the City web page. Look for the tab on the upper left hand corner to see the planned applications for that evening and the following day. The Hotline is updated daily at 4:00 p.m. and will also list any chemical application made by Parks Division crews.

For further information contact Keith Wardlaw, Mosquito Control Crew Supervisor at 721-5258 or Todd Feezer, Parks and Recreation Director at 721-5260.