Mosquito Spraying Planned For June 2
The City of Laramie Mosquito Control has tentatively scheduled mosquito spraying southwest of Laramie.
The city has planned an aerial application of Bacillus thuringensis israelensis (Bti) for Tuesday, June 2, 2015. This application of biological larvacide is targeted to control nuisance mosquito larvae in irrigated areas and floodwater. 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.
The bacteria applied 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 rescheduled for Wednesday morning June 3, 2015 at the same time. No applications 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, or Low Risk. Mosquito control application schedules will be available on the Mosquito Control and Integrated Pest Management Hotline at 721-5056.
The Hotline is updated daily at 4:00 p.m. and will also list any chemical applications made by Parks Division crews.
Daily information is also available on the City’s web page.
For further information contact Keith Wardlaw, Mosquito Control Crew Supervisor at 721-5258 or David Schott, Parks Manager at 721-5264.