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The city of Tawas City has contracted APM Mosquito Control (APM) to provide this service for 2024. APM implemented a comprehensive Mosquito Management program in 2017 and will continue to refine our practices during 2024. The program consists of all phases of an Integrated Mosquito Management strategy against mosquitoes in the township.


Initial spring larvicide application of Vectobac G (bti) to Lowland/woodland wet areas during mid-April to mid-May. This is accomplished by APM personnel using gas powered backpacks.  The mapping and surveying of mosquito breeding sites in Tawas City along with the development of
historical data. The larviciding of these sites when found breeding with Vectobac G (bti) or Vectolex CG (Bs). This will be an ongoing process.
The placement of CDC dry ice baited traps and New Jersey Light traps for adult mosquito monitoring and disease testing.
Residents are encouraged to call APM office (989) 426-2420 or the toll-free number (877) 276-4714 when noticing excessive adult mosquito activity or have standing water in their immediate area.  A weekly nighttime ULV application of Biomist 4+4 or Kontrol 4+4 from a truck mounted sprayer. This application is dependent on female mosquito populations exceeding 20 in a trap, nuisance complaints from residents and weather conditions meeting the following criteria. Winds must be less than 10 mph. Temperature must be above 55*F and not raining at time of application. ULV normally occurs between Memorial Day through Labor Day as needed.

Description of Materials being used for mosquito abatement
Kontrol 4+4 (4.6% permethrin, 4.6% technical piperonyl butoxide)
Perm X UL 4-4 (4% permethrin, 4% technical piperonyl butoxide)
Vectobac G (.2%bacillus thuringiensis israeliensis)
Vectolex FG (7.5 % bacillus sphaericus)
Demand CS (9.7% Lambda-cyhalothrin)
Natular XRT & Natular DT tabs (6.25% Spinosad)
Tempo 10WP (10%Cyfluthrin)

Notice: Property owners and residents who do not wish to be treated by this method of mosquito control are to fill out the letter of objection (included with this information) and submit it to City of Tawas City, 550 W Lake St, PO Box 568, Tawas City, MI 48764. These properties will be identified as non-treatment areas.  The Mosquito control contractor for 2024 is: APM Mosquito Control, 21240 34 Mile Rd., Armada, Michigan 48005. The toll-free number is 1-877 276-4714. The local number is (989) 876-0374

2024 Mosquito Control Program
2024 Mosquito Management Community Outreach Program

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