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Jun 18

When does the town spray for mosquitoes?

Posted on June 18, 2018 at 2:56 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

The City of Laramie runs an Integrated Mosquito Management Program. Much of our operation focuses on larval surveillance and control and treatments. Bti (an environmentally friendly bacteria) treatments began in April 2018. Adult mosquito fogging (i.e., “Spraying”) threshold numbers were reached in adult mosquito surveillance traps on Friday, June 1st—fogging commenced the evening of Sunday, June 3rd. Fogging has been divided into 4 zones. If a trap’s overnight numbers indicate a need to fog a specific zone, the City will publish this daily updated information on the City’s website under the Mosquito and Chemical Application Hotline and on our voicemail hotline at 721-5025. Each zone has a physical description that is available on the website and voicemail hotline as well. Atmospheric conditions greatly determine whether our mosquito crews can fog and include: temperatures over 50 degrees Fahrenheit and winds speeds between 1 and 10 mph.