The Natrona County Weed and Pest Control District board has declared the mosquito a pest of local concern. In doing so, the NCWP is now responsible for the Mosquito Control Division. Formerly located at the Natrona County Health Dept., the division’s function is to identify mosquito breeding habitats and implement various control methods.
These methods range from source reduction to the utilization of both biological and chemical control measures. The division is dedicated to working with the public and assisting them with issues related to mosquito control.
For more information and free consultation, please contact the Natrona County Weed and Pest District, Mosquito Control Division for assistance. The mosquito division is located at the Natrona County Weed and Pest, 6819 W. Yellowstone Hwy. You can reach John Leman, mosquito control supervisor, at 307-472-5559, M-F 9am-4pm.
Mosquito Fogging activities begin each year around mid-June. Schedules and locations of fogging activities will be available on our Facebook page.
Homeowners can take the following steps to prevent mosquito breeding on their own property:
1: Destroy or dispose of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect and hold water. Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots, cemetery urns or in pet dishes for more than 2 days.
2: Clean debris from rain gutters and remove any standing water or around structures or on flat roofs. Check around faucets and air conditioner units and repair leaks or eliminate puddles that remain for several days.
3: Change the water in birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week.
4: Fill or drain puddles, ditches and swampy areas and either remove, drain or fill tree holes and stumps with mortar.
5: Eliminate seepage from cisterns, cesspools and septic tanks.
6: Eliminate standing water around animal watering troughs. Flush livestock troughs twice a week.
7: Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools, etc.
8. Irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing for several days.