Residential Fogging this Weekend

Laramie, Wyoming- Due to weather delays this week, mosquito control fogging crews will be applying Zenivex E4 ULV in residential areas, Parks, and Recreation areas Friday night, June 12th and Saturday night, June 13th to take advantage of warmer predicted evening temperatures. Mosquito numbers will likely rebound quickly after being suppressed by the snowstorm earlier this week. Friday and Saturday, the fogging operations will start at 9 PM to allow weekend events to conclude and to minimize any conflicts. Fogging trucks will operate with a continuous amber strobe light on the cab as a caution device for motorists and pedestrians. Fogging operations may take place in the streets instead of alleyways if alleys are still impassible due to downed tree limbs.

Currently, the City of Laramie has tested one mosquito pool and one crow for West Nile Virus. Both tests were negative for West Nile virus. Vector mosquito numbers remain low, and the City of Laramie currently rates the risk of infection at level 1 (Low Risk).

Mosquito control application schedules will be available daily on the Mosquito Control and Integrated Pest Management Hotline at 721-5056. The Hotline is updated daily at 4 PM and will also list any chemical application made by City of Laramie Parks Division crews. HOTLINE information is also available on the City of Laramie Web Page. Look for the Hotline tab at the bottom-left of the home page. For further information, contact Tyler Shevling, Mosquito Control Crew Supervisor at 721-5258 or Scott Hunter, Parks Manager at 721- 5257,