The swarms of flying insects that have been a source of concern in the neighborhood are midges, says Diane Deeter of the Stapleton Master Community Association (MCA). Mosquitoes typically don’t come in swarms. Deeter says midges are part of an environment that’s typically arid and then had moisture. Midges do not carry disease, they do not bite and they pose no threat to people (though they are annoying). They have very short lives and they go away, but then other swarms may arrive.
The MCA has posted a mosquito control fact at StapletonCommunity.com describing their mitigation (not eradication) efforts. The MCA monitors and treats larvae in wet areas to prevent them from becoming adults. They also have testing done on larvae for West Nile virus. But they state clearly that no adult mosquito control is currently conducted anywhere in Stapleton.