Mosquitoes

Integrated Pest Management Services for Ranchers

The summer season is here, and we have already been hard at work conducting integrated pest and mosquito management! Did you know that our team provides a variety of resources and services to support the community and ranchers in reducing populations of mosquitoes and the risk of mosquito-borne diseases?

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Mosquito Springtime Habitats

There’s a lot of snow that will be melting after an epic winter like the one we just had. Some of us didn’t want winter to end. But you know who DID want the snow to stop and melt? Mosquitoes. Although many summertime mosquitoes hatch in flood irrigated fields, we have plenty of springtime mosquito habitat too.

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National Mosquito Control Awareness Week (June 19-25, 2022)

Join us for the National Mosquito Control Awareness Week that extends from June 19-25. Without your support and involvement with TCWP, our mosquito efforts would be in vain. Outreach and community involvement from concerned citizens of Teton County are necessary for an effective Integrated Pest Management system.

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American History: A Story of Mosquito-Borne Disease

When you think of a deadly animal what comes to mind? Sharks? Rattlesnakes? Crocodiles? These animals may result in some human deaths but they are far from the deadliest creatures out there. So what’s the “big” killer?— you guessed it, mosquitoes. 

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Get to know your Mosquitoes: Fun (not so fun) facts

Once July comes around you’ll start to see more and more of those pesky mosquitoes. When you’re in the backcountry camping you’ll hear the incessant buzz of their wings against the side of your tent. If you hike Snow King in the evening you’ll start to see some swarms following you once the sun goes behind the mountain. Or, you won’t even notice any mosquitoes around you but you’ll find multiple bug bites on your legs after you eat a late dinner on your back porch. 

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Mosquito Habitats - Springtime

As summer nears and temperatures begin to rise throughout the Valley, water from snowmelt can create rearing habitat for larval mosquitoes. The habitat requirements for larval mosquitoes vary across species and mosquitoes have learned to take advantage of all different types of habitat. Some mosquito species prefer ephemeral habitats, such as pooling snowmelt, others require permanent water sources like grassy shallow pond edges. In the spring, our two biggest sources of mosquito habitat are snowmelt pools and water springing up as the water table rises from melting snowpack.

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Mosquito Season Yet Again.. 2019

With the onset of the summer and its warmer days and longer nights comes mosquitoes. It may seem that their bite may just be a mere annoyance but it can be much more severe than that. Mosquito bites can spread diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika. Mosquito-borne diseases do not only affect humans - they also kill countless birds, reptiles, animals and endangered species each year.

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2019 Landowner Permission Letter

In an effort to update records, properties that have received mosquito surveillance and/or high priority invasive species control from Teton County Weed & Pest in the past may receive a letter in the mail this week to request written permission to continue control services.

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2018 Mosquito Update

Every summer the Teton County Weed & Pest District dedicates highly trained staff to study the effectiveness of our mosquito treatments in the Teton County region. We treat mosquitoes to reduce potential human health risks, as well as to reduce the overall nuisance mosquito population.

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