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Curbside catch basin mosquito treatments

This week you may see people driving through Central Okanagan neighbourhoods and throwing packets into curbside catch basins.

Weather permitting from Tuesday, June 25th through Sunday, June 30th, five crews (three in cars, two on scooters) will be driving by every roadside catch basin in the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, a portion of West Kelowna Estates in the District of West Kelowna and Sunset Ranch in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area, treating standing water with an environmentally approved mosquito larvacide.

During this six day blitz, approximately 9,000 roadside catch basins will be treated as part of the Regional District of Central Okanagan Mosquito Control Program.

The crews will be back out for seven days in early August to retreat the catch basins.

If you’d like to know more about this program and how you can help reduce mosquito breeding sites around your home, visit

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