2016 - First Aerial Application Update
The first aerial larvicide application was successfully completed on April 13th and the timing was very good to control the snow melt and the first spring mosquito larva. There was a great deal of precipitation and flooding that occurred prior to the larvicide application. While in the air, it was observed that there was a significant amount of standing water; more than has been seen in quite a few years. While the helicopter was applying the granular larvicide, the target sites were being checked on the ground to ensure that the targeted sites were being hit with the product.
In order to ensure that the mosquito habitat near residents in the (3) communities was treated thoroughly , a larger area than usual was larvicided. There were [81 ha] treated in Nairn, [36 ha] in Ailsa Craig and [197 ha] treated around Parkhill. Spray maps can also be viewed on this website. A total of [314 ha] were treated. The areas will continue to be monitored , and if it is deemed necessary, there is money budgeted for a second aerial treatment .
FEBRUARY 16, 2016- NOTICE OF AERIAL APPLICATION OF LARVICIDE FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM 2016
When weather conditions permit, and continuing as required throughout the season, the Municipalilty of North Middlesex will be applying a biological larvicide by helicopter to standing water within 2 km of Parkhill, Ailsa Craig and if deemed necessary, the Hamlet of Nairn beginning March 18th through August 31st, 2016. The program will utilize application of the larvicide VectoBac 200G (PCP#18158) in granular form in order to control larval mosquitoes.
A map of the intended treatment area may be viewed (click here for Ailsa Craig) , (click here for Parkhill) and (click here for Nairn) or are also available at the North Middlesex Office, 229 Main St. Parkhill, ON.
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE LARVICIDE APPLICATION PLEASE CONTACT:
If you require further information in regards to the Mosquito Control Program, you may contact Kevin Taylor at Pestalto Environmental Health Services Inc. at 1-866-648-7773, or firstname.lastname@example.org
(updated March 15, 2016)