Mosquito & Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Currently, the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) infection is rated at level 1 (Low Risk). Mosquito control operations are are in full swing. The Laramie River is up and irrigators all have water on their hay meadows. The mosquito control program is applying Bti to irrigated hay meadows on a daily basis. Adult surveillance indicates that fogging operations are to begin on Monday evening, June 7th. Overall, adult mosquito surveillance trapping indicates that nuisance mosquito numbers have fallen significantly since mid June but vector mosquito numbers are rising. Use the following link to learn how to protect yourself from mosquito bites https://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dvbd/media/stopmosquitoes.html.
So far, in 2021, we have tested fifty-nine (59) mosquito pools for West Nile virus, with Three (3) pools testing positive for West Nile Virus.
In 2020, fifty (53) mosquito pools and three (3) crows have been tested so far. All tests were negative for West Nile virus. In 2019, ninety-nine mosquito samples were tested for West Nile virus using the RAMP platform. Four (4) mosquito samples (out of 99) tested positive for West Nile virus in 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.