- City of Lawton to Begin Vector Control for Mosquitoes
City of Lawton to Begin Vector Control for Mosquitoes
The City of Lawton’s Drainage Maintenance Division will begin its vector control program to eradicate adult mosquitoes across Lawton. The process will begin May 23 and will last through Sept. 23.
The process is conducted using low toxicity chemicals. The division uses Permanone RTU, which is an adulticide that is a type of insecticide used to kill adult mosquitoes. This is dispersed using Ultra Low Volume (ULV) Foggers to help control adult mosquitoes. Permanone is made by BAYER and is approved by both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry for the control of insect pests.
Fogging in various areas of town will take place periodically from 4-6 a.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting. A map is available on the city’s website to see what areas are currently being treated, what area is next or what area has been completed: https://www.lawtonok.gov/services/mosquito-control-map.
For questions, contact the City of Lawton’s Drainage Maintenance Division at 580-581-3424.