Aerial Larvicide Mosquito Control Planned For May 26th

This application is targeted to control nuisance mosquito larvae in irrigated areas and floodwater southwest of Laramie.

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City of Laramie Mosquito Control has scheduled the aerial application of Bacillus thuringensis israelensis (Bti) for Saturday, May 26th. A back-up date of Sunday, May 27th has been set if conditions do not allow for the application to take place on Saturday, May 26th. This application of biological larvicide 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 3 miles south west of City limits to approximately 10 miles southwest of Laramie.

The bacteria is 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 Thursday morning June 1st 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 1 (Low 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 Tyler Shevling, Mosquito Control Crew Supervisor at 721-5258; tshevling@cityoflaramie.org or Todd Feezer, Parks and Recreation Director at 721-5260; tfeezer@cityoflaramie.org.