Mosquito & Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Currently, the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) infection is rated at level 1 (Low Risk). Larval control operations are ongoing in wetland and irrigated locations in and around Laramie. Adult mosquitoes numbers are forecasted to remain high throughout July. Numerous afternoon and evening thunderstorms will hamper adult mosquito treatments as conditions must be above 55° F to get effective control on adult mosquitoes and wind speeds need to be between 1 mph and 10 mph with no precipitation. Crews will be out treating for adult mosquitoes Sunday evenings through Thursday evenings as conditions allow.
Seventy six mosquito samples have been tested for West Nile virus so far this season. Three (3) mosquito samples (out of 76) have tested positive for West Nile virus in 2019 as of 8/15/2019.
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. The schedule is available at approximately 4:00 PM daily. Spraying information is also available on the City’s website. For further information contact Tyler Shevling, Mosquito Control and IPM Crew Supervisor at 721-5258.
Integrated Pest Management
Hotline information regarding chemical applications on City owned properties will be updated daily at 4pm. Call 721-5056 or click on the Mosquito and Chemical Application hotline tab on the City of Laramie home page.
Learn about our No Spray Program for residents who do not want the City to perform chemical spray applications on their property.
Optional No-Spray Program
View detailed information about Laramie's optional No Spray Program.
Mosquitos in the News
Illnesses on the rise (CDC)
Almost everyone has been bitten by a mosquito, tick, or flea. These can be vectors for spreading pathogens (germs). A person who gets bitten by a vector and gets sick has a vector-borne disease, like dengue, Zika, Lyme, or plague. Between 2004 and 2016, more than 640,000 cases of these diseases were reported, and 9 new germs spread by bites from infected mosquitoes and ticks were discovered or introduced in the US. State and local health departments and vector control organizations are the nation’s main defense against this increasing threat. Yet, 84% of local vector control organizations lack at least 1 of 5 core vector control competencies. Better control of mosquitoes and ticks is needed to protect people from these costly and deadly diseases.