Mosquito & Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Currently, the risk of West Nile Virus (WNv) infection is rated at level 1 (No Risk). Larval control operations are ongoing in wetland and irrigated locations in and around Laramie.
West Nile Virus (Wnv) Surveillance Update: No positive test samples thus far for Wnv. Technicians have tested 77 mosquito pools and 2 American Crows. Updated 8/16/2018
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 4pm 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 more about what the City is doing to control bark beetles. Also, 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.