Weed and Pest continues war on weeds and skeeters during COVID

JACKSON, Wyo — Teton County Weed and Pest (TCWP) will continue to serve the community this season but from a safe distance. The office will be closed to the public.

Business will be conducted by phone (please allow 1-2 business days to answer messages) and through the website’s contact form. TCWP will also be available for curbside pickup orders on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 5p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Once consultation begins June 1, social distancing practices will be in place and virtual consultations will be available.

Due to COVID, Weed and Pest will not be loaning out backpacks for safety reasons this season. They will, however, be available for sale at a reasonable cost to the community.

TCWP’s highest priority is the safety of the Jackson community and the department will continue to strive to protect our ecosystem from Priority 1 species. Mosquitoes, as we all know, are resilient pests and TCWP plans to focus treatments primarily on the areas where West Nile Virus has presented in the past.

“We realize that this is a time of uncertainty but we are here to provide education and resources to best serve Teton County,” says Lesley Beckworth, landowner program coordinator. “At times such as these we re-prioritize and continue to guide our community in how we can all do our part in the protection and restoration of our beloved ecosystem.”

TCWP will strive to protect our ecosystem from Priority 1 species this season. Photo: Courtesy TCWP

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