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 May 2nd to May 8th, 2021. 

Sweep tests and trapping reports will be available starting next week. 

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 May 2nd to May 8th, 2021 

  • There was an accumulation of approximately 4 to 6 mm of water on May 7th and 8th. There was presence of larvae found in the field. 
  • New larvae have been found following the rain at the end of April and beginning of May.
  • Aerial treatment by helicopter was performed on May 7th. 
  • Post-treatment was done showing 100% larval mortality. 
  • Sweep tests will begin this week. 
  • Trapping will begin this week as well. 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 Treatments will continue this week (May 9th to May 15th): 
    • For the first treatment a few locations remain to be treated by drone. These treatments are for a cattail mosquito species that will emerge later in the season.  
    • We have identified a small hatch of new mosquito larvae in the Carp river and in other small locations around Kanata North. An additional round of treatments by both ground and air will begin this week. 
    • Aerial: Anticipated to be done by drone starting on Thursday, May 13th. 
    • Ground: Treatment will occur throughout the week as needed. 

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

Take care,  

Jenna Sudds