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Mosquito season arriving in a big way in Kamloops

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May 29, 2017 - 4:36 PM

KAMLOOPS - With the increased snow melt lately along with a cooler, rainier spring. the Thompson Nicola Regional District is warning about mosquitos swarms appearing soon.

Due to the flooding, there’s more standing water around the Thompson region right now, and with the warm weather, the adult bloodsuckers are expected to hatch soon, according to a Regional District media release.

“There is significantly more standing water than usual, which means more mosquito habitat,” consultant Cheryl Phippen says in the release. “Crews will continue to work diligently to search for larvae and to treat as much habitat as possible.”

The District has already hit some sites in and around Kamloops, including Logan Lake and Clearwater. Crews have been searching for flooded areas to try to get to larvae before they hatch.

Both the North and South Thompson rivers are rising quickly and all the snowpack has yet to melt, the District says, so there is more flooding to come, and the creation of mosquito habitat from Vavenby to Kamloops along the North Thompson River, and from Chase to Kamoops along the South Thompson.

For more information on anti-mosquito operations click here.


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