Notice of application of larvicide for mosquito control in Port Colborne

Posted by Corporate Commuications on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Between May 11 to Oct. 31, 2020, the Niagara Region is conducting a larviciding program in all 12 Niagara municipalities under the authority of the Medical Officer of Health. The program helps to control larval mosquitoes and prevent their development into carriers of West Nile Virus.

Storm drains are painted with a pink, green and blue dot to show it has been treated with larvicide.

In Port Colborne, the program schedule is as follows:
Round #1 (blue) – June 22, 2020
Round #2 (green) – July 24, 2020
Round #3 (pink) – Aug. 24, 2020

Additional treatments may take place, such as after periods of heavy rain.

The larvicide Altosid Pellets (PCP No. 21809, pellet), Mosquiron 0.12CRD (PCP No. 31079, ingot) or VectoLex WSP (PCP No. 28009, pouch) will be applied by direct hand application into municipal catch basins. The larvicide VectoBac 200G (PCP No. 18158, granular), VectoBac 1200L (PCP No. 21062, liquid), Mosquiron 0.12P (PCP No. 31078, pellet) may be placed by direct hand application into selected bodies of surface water such as ditches and ponds, depending on the results of testing for the presence of mosquito larvae.

All larvicides will be applied by Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks licensed applicators or technicians.

More Information

For more information about the larviciding program visit, https://www.niagararegion.ca/living/health_wellness/wnv/larvicide.aspx.

For information about the larvicide applications, call Pestalto Environmental Health Services at 1-866-648-7773.

For general West Nile Virus information, call Niagara Region Public Health West Nile Virus Information Line at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7590.

 

 
 
 

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