City of Laramie Mosquito Control has scheduled the aerial application of Dibrom for control of adult mosquitoes in rural areas north and west, adjacent to the City on Thursday evening August 28th beginning at 7 pm.

This application is targeted primarily to control vector mosquitoes including Culex tarsalis which can that transmit West Nile virus (WNv). Currently vector mosquito numbers are in low in the City but are at moderate numbers in rural areas. Migration of these vector mosquitoes into the City is likely if left uncontrolled.

The aerial application will be conducted during the evening hours to coordinate with the peak of mosquito activity and to reduce the likelihood of contact with citizen’s work and recreational activities. The aircraft contracted to provide the application service is equipped with special night operations equipment and much of the application will take place after dark. Dibrom will be applied at the ultra-low volume rate of 1/2 ounce per acre. No application will be made within the city limits.

The application will be rescheduled to take place on Sunday evening, August 31st at 7pm, if bad weather prevents the Tuesday application.

Three areas are scheduled for treatment: southwest of the city limits along Highway 230 and the Big Laramie River drainage from the city limits southwest approximately 2 miles; west of the city limits between the Big Laramie River on the south, Interstate 80 on the north and the Laramie Regional Airport on the west; the third area is north of the city limits between Welsh Lane and 3rd Street (US Highway 30) including the area of the City’s wastewater treatment plant.

For more information on the project from the City of Laramie, click here.