Adult Mosquito Control
Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District operates the Adult Mosquito treatment program primarily based on surveillance results. When adult mosquito trap counts reach pre-determined thresholds, Bannock County will send fogging trucks to control adult mosquito populations. In some situations, a barrier spray may be the best choice for control.
Although we try to follow a general schedule to effectively cover all areas of the District, sometimes an adjustment is necessary to address a large hatch-off or infestation. Service Requests from County residents also impact the treatment program schedule. Weather and other environmental conditions play a very important role when determining whether or not to fog.
FACTS ABOUT U.L.V. FOGGING
- U.L.V. means Ultra Low Volume. Less than 1.75 ounces are used per acre with very small droplets.
- Because of the low amounts of material used, beneficial insects such as lady bugs, damsel flies and honey bees are not harmed. Flying mosquitoes are the target.
- In most cases, the adult flying mosquito control material used is Permithrin. Permithrin is short lived and breaks down within a few hours and in sunlight.