Kanata North Mosquito Nuisance Program Weekly Update 

Good afternoon Kanata North,  

I’m pleased to share that despite the unpredictable weather we’ve been having this spring, mosquito treatment is underway and going well. The details below are from the week of April 25th to May 1st 

Week three 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 info.mosquito@gdg.ca or by calling 1-877-227-0552 should you have feedback or concerns regarding a specific location in our community. 

Weekly report from April 25th to May 1st, 2021 

  • There was an accumulation of approximately 25 to 34 mm of water on April 30th and May 1st. There was presence of larvae found in the field. 
  • Larvae were present in the few remaining untreated locations. 
  • Both ground and aerial treatments were performed 
    • Ground started on April 16th and completed on April 29th 
    • Aerial treatments by helicopter occurred on April 27th and by drone on April 29th. 
    • Post-treatment monitoring was done. 
  • Sweep tests will begin next week (week of May 10th). 
  • Trapping will begin at the same time as the sweep tests (week of May 10th). 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 
  • Aerial treatments will continue this week (May 2nd to May 8th): 
    • Aerial treatment by helicopter will occur near the end of this week (most likely today, May 6th or tomorrow May 7th, weather permitting) 
    • This will complete our treatment of early spring mosquito species.  
    • At this same time, we will perform our treatment for a separate cattail species by helicopter, primarily in the South March Highlands.  
    • In addition to the rain received over the weekend, more rain was anticipated Tuesday night.  
    • GDG will be investigating for new larvae in the field after they’ve had enough time to hatch.  

If you have any further questions about the Kanata North Mosquito Nuisance Program, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.