Good afternoon Kanata North,
It’s important to get started with mosquito treatment early in the year. Narrow windows of opportunity with unpredictable weather can make treatment difficult. I’m pleased to say, despite last week’s unpredictable weather, treatment is underway and going well. The details below are from the week of April 18th to 24th.
One treatment is complete
Sweep tests are performed at the beginning of each week to confirm the number of mosquitoes caught in specific areas in our community. There are 6 locations throughout Kanata North that GDG visits along with a volunteer who acts as a witness to the tests.
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 GDG direct future treatments and investigations to the right spots.
Please contact GDG directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-877-227-0552 should you have feedback or concerns regarding a specific location in our community.
Weekly report from April 18th to April 24th, 2021
- There was an accumulation of approximately 1 to 2mm of water on April 20th. There was presence of larvae found in the field.
- Spring larvae are still present in areas not yet treated. No new larvae hatching has been found.
- Both ground and aerial treatments were performed.
- Ground started on April 16th and is ongoing.
- Ariel treatments started by helicopter on April 24th.
- Post-treatment monitoring was done.
- Sweep tests will begin one week after treatment has completed.
- Trapping will begin at the same time as the sweep tests. There are a total of 6 traps.
- 362 Laughlin Circle
- South March Highlands Trail Network
- Marshes Village, 39 Turtle Point Private
- 228 Saddleback Cres, Arcadia
- Beaver Pond Park
- Jim Malone Park
- Both ground and aerial treatments will continue this week (April 25th to May 1st):
- Aerial treatment by drone will occur in Carp River and potentially in the Beaver Pond area.
- Rain is forecasted throughout the week.
- Any new developments in the field will be investigated after the rain has finished.
If you have any further questions about the Kanata North Mosquito Nuisance Program, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.