Kanata North Mosquito Nuisance Program Updates

Every week, I receive a report from GDG on their work and effectiveness of the program in the week prior. These findings help determine which areas in our community need more treatment in future weeks. Given that I have heard interest from many regarding the mosquito program, I have been posting weekly updates on the program during the mosquito season.

Below you can find updates regarding sweep tests and any treatment(s) that occurred last week. Sweep tests are performed at the beginning of each week to confirm the number of mosquitoes caught in specific areas in the community. There are 8 locations throughout Kanata North that GDG visits to conduct these tests.

This is the final weekly report for this season as the program has concluded for this year.

The trapping locations are picked based on feedback from residents. The objective of trapping is to get a sample of the species in a particular area. Different species of mosquitoes exist in different habitats and have different life cycles. Knowing the species composition in an area helps us direct future treatment and investigations to the right spots.

Weekly report from September 13th to September 19th, 2020

  • There was water accumulation of approximately 7 to 8 mm on September 13th. There was no presence of larvae found in the field.
  • There was no treatment performed this week.
  • There was no post-treatment monitoring preformed as it was not needed.
  • No Sweep Tests were performed this week as there has not been any further emergence of mosquito adults.
  • Residents were encouraged to contact GDG directly at info.mosquito@gdg.ca or by calling 1-877-227-0552 if they had concerns about a certain location that seemed to have a large number of mosquitoes. GDG would then investigate and set up a trap if necessary.
  • There was 1 resident that requested a nuisance test near their home on Brady Ave. with the result of no mosquitoes being captured.
  • No further larval development has been recorded; therefore, all treatment and mosquito surveillance are now complete for the season.

Weekly report from September 6th to September 12th, 2020 

  • There was water accumulation of approximately 7 to 8 mm on September 7th and 9thThere was no presence of larvae found in the field. 
  • There was no treatment performed this week.   
  • There was post-treatment monitoring preformed, with a result of 100% larval mortality.  
  • Sweep Tests were done, and the results are as follows: 

Address  

Time  

Mosquito  

Black flies  

Other species  

Calvington Ave.  

18:18 

 

 

 

Arkose St.  

19:15 

 

 

 

Flamborough Way  

19:30 

 

 

 

Turtle Point Pvt.  

19:40 

 

 

 

Walden Dr.  

20:08 

 

 

 

Goldridge Dr.  

20:33 

 

 

 

Keyrock Dr.  

20:54  

 

 

 

Campeau Dr.  

21:29 

 

 

 

 

  • Residents can contact GDG if they are concerned about a certain location that seems to have a large number of mosquitos. GDG will then investigate and set up a trap if necessary. 
    • There was a resident that requested a nuisance test near their home on Marsh Sparrow Private. Two mosquitos were captured along with 54 other species.  
  • With the drop in the temperature that has been forecasted and no expected larval development, there will be no treatments performed. Some residual adult mosquito activity remains after the last major treatment (September 2nd and September 4th), but the activity should be short lived and continue to drop.   
  • As no treatment was needed last week and, based GDGs judgement of the field conditions, there will be no more treatment for this year’s program. 

Weekly report from August 30th to September 5th, 2020 

  • There was an accumulation of approximately 9 to 12 mm of water on September 2ndThere was presence of larvae found in the field. 
  • Ground treatment was performed on August 31st to September 2 and Aerial treatment on September 2nd to September 4th.   
  • There was a post-treatment preformed, with a result of 100% larval mortality.  
  • Sweep Tests were done, and the results are as follows: 

Address  

Time  

Mosquito  

Black flies  

Other species  

Calvington Ave.  

18:14  

 

 

 

Arkose St.  

18:47  

 

 

 

Flamborough Way  

19:06  

 

 

 

Turtle Point Pvt.  

19:30  

 

 

 

Walden Dr.  

20:10  

 

 

 

Goldridge Dr.  

20:33  

 

 

 

Keyrock Dr.  

20:59  

 

 

 

Campeau Dr.  

21:19  

 

 

 

  • Residents can contact GDG if they are concerned about a certain location that seems to have a large number of mosquitos. GDG will then investigate and set up a trap if necessary. 
    • There were no specific location requests from residents for this week. 
  • The forecast for possible treatment the week of September 6th to September 12th: 
    • GDGs trap results have shown significant drops in mosquito population and activity across the region due to cooling temperatures. Around 10mm of precipitation is forecasted but very little additional treatment is expected. Sites will be inspected early in the week with the possibility for some ground treatment. 

Weekly report from August 23rd to August 29th, 2020 

  • There was an accumulation of approximately 66 to 78 mm of water on August 23rd, 24th, and 29th.There was presence of larvae found in the field. 
  • Aerial treatment was performed on August 24th.   
  • There was a post-treatment preformed, with a result of 100% larval mortality.  
  • Sweep Tests were done, and the results are as follows: 

Address  

Time  

Mosquito  

Black flies  

Other species  

Calvington Ave.  

18:20  

 

 

 

Arkose St.  

18:40  

 

 

 

Flamborough Way  

18:59  

 

 

 

Turtle Point Pvt.  

19:30  

 

 

 

Walden Dr.  

19:50  

 

 

 

Goldridge Dr.  

20:06  

 

 

13  

Keyrock Dr.  

20:19  

 

 

10  

Campeau Dr.  

20:43  

 

 

 

  • There were 6 locations were traps were set up this week: 
    • Laughlin Circle 
    • South March Highlands Trail Network 
    • Turtle Point Private 
    • Saddleback Cres 
    • Beaver Pond Park 
    • Jim Malone Park 
  • Residents can contact GDG if they are concerned about a certain location that seems to have a large number of mosquitos. GDG will then investigate and set up a trap if necessary. 
    • There were no specific location requests from residents for this week. 
  • If there is a significant rainfall received the week of August 30th to September 5th, then a thorough investigation of sites in the region will begin right away, followed by ground and aerial treatment. 

Weekly report from August 16th to August 22nd, 2020 

  • There was an accumulation of approximately 27 to 32 mm of water on August 16th and 17th . There was presence of larvae found in the field. 
  • Both ground and aerial treatments were performed on August 19th and August 22nd.   
  • Ground treatment was completed on August 19th and the 21st.
  • Aerial treatment by drone was started on August 22nd.
  • There was a post-treatment preformed, with a result of 100% larval mortality. 
  • Both aerial and ground treatments will be done into next week 
  • Sweep Tests were done, and the results are as follows: 

Address  

Time  

Mosquito  

Black flies  

Other species  

Calvington Ave.  

18:17  

 

 

 

Arkose St.  

18:34  

 

70  

 

Flamborough Way  

18:57  

 

40  

 

Turtle Point Pvt.  

19:11  

 

 

 

Walden Dr.  

19:42  

 

 

 

Goldridge Dr.  

19:54  

 

 

 

Keyrock Dr.  

20:18  

 

 

 

Campeau Dr.  

20:29  

 

 

12  

  • There were 6 locations were traps were set up this week: 
    • Laughlin Circle 
    • South March Highlands Trail Network 
    • Turtle Point Private 
    • Saddleback Cres 
    • Beaver Pond Park 
    • Jim Malone Park 
  • Residents can contact GDG if they are concerned about a certain location that seems to have a large number of mosquitos. GDG will then investigate and set up a trap if necessary. 
    • There were no specific location requests from residents for this week. 
  • Adult mosquito populations are dropping in the region. The final week of trapping will be August 23rd to August 29th unless there is a population resurgence. 
  • Aerial treatment for this round of treatment was completed on August 25th. Ground treatment will be completed on August 26th. Following the rainfall received on August 23rd and 24th GDG will investigate to see if a new hatch has begun and treatment will be implemented if needed.  

Weekly report from August 9th to August 15th 2020 

  • There was an accumulation of approximately 9 to 31 mm of water on August 11th. There was presence of larvae found in the field. 
  • Both ground and aerial treatments were performed on August 9th and August 12th.   
    • Ground treatment was completed on August 9thas well as two sites that were developing very slowly were treated by drone on August 12th. 
  • There was a post-treatment preformed, with a result of 100% larval mortality. 
  • Sweep Tests were done, and the results are as follows: 

Address  

Time  

Mosquito  

Black flies  

Other species  

Calvington Ave.  

18:15  

 

 

 

Arkose St.  

18:33  

 

23  

 

Flamborough Way  

18:54  

 

21  

 

Turtle Point Pvt.  

19:25  

 

 

 

Walden Dr.  

19:52  

 

 

 

Goldridge Dr.  

20:09  

 

14  

 

Keyrock Dr.  

20:53  

 

 

 

Campeau Dr.  

20:27  

 

 

 

  • There were 6 locations were traps were set up this week: 
    • Laughlin Circle 
    • South March Highlands Trail Network 
    • Turtle Point Private 
    • Saddleback Cres 
    • Beaver Pond Park 
    • Jim Malone Park 
  • Residents can contact GDG if they are concerned about a certain location that seems to have a large number of mosquitos. GDG will then investigate and set up a trap if necessary. 
    • There were no specific location requests from residents for this week. 
  • Adult mosquito populations are dropping. The final week of trapping will be August 23rd to August 29th unless there is a population resurgence. 
  • Another round of treatment will begin following the rainfall this past weekend. Larval development has slowed. Ground treatment will likely be completed by August 21st. Aerial treatment by drone will occur over the weekend. 

Weekly report from August 2 to August 8, 2020 

  • There was an accumulation of approximately 53 to 87 mm of water on August 2nd to August 5th. There was presence of larvae found in the field. 
  • Both ground and aerial treatments were performed from August 6th to August 8th. 
  • There was a post-treatment preformed, with a result of 100% larval mortality. 
  • Sweep Tests were done and the results are as follows: 

Address  

Time  

Mosquito  

Black flies  

Other species  

Calvington Ave.  

18:02  

 

 

 

Arkose St.  

18:27  

 

 

 

Flamborough Way  

18:50  

 

17  

 

Turtle Point Pvt.  

19:14  

 

 

 

Walden Dr.  

19:34  

 

80  

 

Goldridge Dr.  

20:08  

 

16  

 

Keyrock Dr.  

20:55  

 

 

12  

Campeau Dr.  

20:29  

 

15  

 

  • There were 6 locations were traps were set up this week: 
    • Laughlin Circle 
    • South March Highlands Trail Network 
    • Turtle Point Private 
    • Saddleback Cres 
    • Beaver Pond Park 
    • Jim Malone Park 
  • Residents can contact GDG if they are concerned about a certain location that seems to have a large number of mosquitos. GDG will then investigate and set up a trap if necessary. 
    • There were no specific location requests from residents for this week. 
  • A few additional ground and aerial sites will be treated to conclude the treatment that followed the significant rainfall the week of August 2nd to August 8th.   

 Weekly report from July 26 to August 1, 2020 

  • There was an accumulation of approximately 8 to 16 mm of water on July 27th and 31st.   There was no presence of larvae found in the field. 
  • No treatments were performed during this week. 
  • Sweep Tests were done and the results are as follows: 
Address   Time   Mosquito   Black flies   Other species  
Calvington Ave.   18:13 
Arkose St.   18:32  14 
Flamborough Way   21:03 
Turtle Point Pvt.   19:15 
Walden Dr.   19:41  110 
Goldridge Dr.   19:57  14 
Keyrock Dr.   20:07  60 
Campeau Dr.   20:40  33 
  • There were 6 locations were traps were set up this week: 
    • Laughlin Circle 
    • South March Highlands Trail Network 
    • Turtle Point Private 
    • Saddleback Cres 
    • Beaver Pond Park 
    • Jim Malone Park
  • These trapping locations are picked based on feedback from residents. The objective of trapping is to get a sample of the species in a particular area. Different species of mosquitoes exist in different habitats and have different life cycles. Knowing the species composition in an area helps us direct future treatment and investigations to the right spots.   
  • Residents can contact GDG if they are concerned about a certain location that seems to have a large number of mosquitos. GDG will then investigate and set up a trap if necessary. 
    • There were no specific location requests from residents for this week.