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Nicola Valley ramping up mosquito control efforts

A female aedes japonicus mosquito is seen biting a person in this May 2015 handout photograph. Aedes japonicus is a disease-carrying mosquito which has just been confirmed present in Western Canada.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sean McCann
June 03, 2017 - 1:30 PM

MERRITT – Officials have launched the annual mosquito control effort by land and air in the Nicola Valley.

Crews are working based on larval surveys and habitat monitoring done in April, according to a release from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

Field workers have reviewed procedures with local property owners, First Nations and ranchers in the area and are currently treating mosquito development sites in Thompson-Nicola Regional District areas “M” and “N.”

Because of what the regional district is calling “unprecedented flooding,” aerial treatments are being completed in Douglas Lake area, Quilchena, and low-lying areas adjacent to the Lower Nicola and Upper Nicola river areas.

The regional district contracted Duka Environmental Services Ltd. for this project.

For more information on the program or to report a possible mosquito habitat visit the Thompson-Nicola Regional District online or call 250-372-5700.


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