On October 9, 2019, City Council officially approved Councilor Sudds’ proposal to launch a robust consultation period which will conclude in a community wide vote to determine whether there is support for the continuation of the mosquito control program.
The consultation period will run from October 10, 2019 to January 8, 2020. Throughout the consultation period, Kanata North residents will have the opportunity to express their opinion on the program in person at one of two community meetings and also via an online consultation platform.
The proposed program incorporates lessons learned from the 2016-2019 pilot program. The mosquito control program will continue to only use biological larvicides for mosquito control. It will also include an independent research component to further study possible environmental impacts of this program.
Results from the last four years indicate that the program has the capacity to reduce the mosquito population by 80% in Kanata North, and the new contractor would be required to demonstrate that a minimum 80% reduction is being reached.
The online consultation platform facilitates an open discussion and process for the Kanata North Mosquito Program. Read relevant documents, latest updates, and leave your questions and feedback. Access it here: https://engage.ottawa.ca/kanata-north-nuisance-mosquito-program