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Bannock County Mosquito Abatement District in Pocatello Idaho

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.
Barrier Application for Control of Adult Mosquitoes
Barrier Application for Control of Adult Mosquitoes
U.L.V. Fogging Application for Adult Mosquito Control
U.L.V. Fogging Application for Adult Mosquito Control
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