The City of Laramie Mosquito Control has scheduled the application of granular larvicide in order to control larval mosquitos in rural areas that are adjacent to the City.

The application is scheduled for Thursday, June 18th, beginning at daylight. If weather conditions are not favorable for the application, it will be postponed until weather conditions allow for the application.

The product that is being used is a granular form of Bacillus thuringensis israelensis (Bti), which is designed to penetrate heavy grasses and brushy foliage to reach water sources where larvae are present. The product is environmentally friendly and will not harm fish, amphibians, livestock, or other aquatic invertebrates.

Treatment areas include:

  • irrigated acreages along the Big Laramie River southwest of the City
  • flooded riparian zones in the Big Laramie flood plain southwest and north of the City
  • acreages north and west of the city that are irrigated by the North Canal and the Pioneer Canal.

Schedules regarding Mosquito Control and Parks and Cemetery chemical applications for control of weeds and insect pests are available daily on the Mosquito Control and Integrated Pest Management Hotline at 721-5056.

Spraying information is also available on the City website.

For further information contact Tyler Shevling, Mosquito Control Crew Supervisor at 721-5258; tshevling@cityoflaramie.org or Scott Hunter, Parks Manager at 721- 5257 shunter@cityoflaramie.org.