SPRING FLOODING IN MEADOW CREEK/LARDEAU VALLEY AREA MEANS BUSY MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM
Nelson, BC: A mosquito control program operated by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) in the Meadow Creek/Lardeau Valley area has detected higher than normal mosquito larval activity in the area. The program—which treats floodwaters—has applied treatment to an area more than twice the size of the whole of last year’s treatment.
“The mosquito control program is key to reducing mosquito populations to levels that are manageable for residents and livestock,” said Aimee Watson, Director of Electoral Area D. “We are seeing more mosquito larvae this year because of this spring’s flooding, but the treatment should bring those levels down so residents and visitors can enjoy less mosquito nuisance.”
The RDCK operates two mosquito control programs in Electoral Area D, in the Meadow Creek/Lardeau Valley area and Pine Ridge subdivision south of Kaslo. In both programs, mosquito larvae are regularly monitored throughout the area. Sampling in the Meadow Creek/Lardeau Valley area indicated extensive mosquito larval activity, requiring three widespread applications by helicopter, and a substantial amount of ground treatment.
Read more on the RDCK website: http://www.rdck.ca/…/spring-flooding-in-meadow-creek-lardea…