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Application of larvicide for mosquito control set to start

Posted by tmayer on Jun 11th, 2012 and filed under Briefs. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Larvicide will be applied to catch basins on campus this summer to help control mosquitoes.

Larvicide will be applied to catch basins on campus this summer to help control mosquitoes.

From June 18 to Sept. 30, 2012, Brock University will conduct a larviciding program under the authority of the Medical Officer of Health, Regional Municipality of Niagara, to control larval mosquitoes in order to prevent their development into vectors of West Nile virus.

The larvicide Methoprene (ingot formulation, PCP No. 27694), under the federal Pest Control Products Act, will be applied by direct hand application into catch basins at Brock University-owned and leased properties within the Region of Niagara.

The biological larvicide B.t.i. (granular formulation, PCP No. 26863) may be placed by direct hand application into selected bodies of surface water such as ditches and ponds, depending on the results of testing for the presence of mosquito larvae. Signs will be posted at surface water locations where B.t.i. is applied. All larvicides will be applied by Ministry of the Environment licensed applicators.

For details on the exact locations and dates of treatments, please contact Brock University at 1-905-688-5550, ext. 3717 (collect calls will be accepted).

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