Central Okanagan mosquito control program underway

Crews out spreading larvacide in area catch basins to kill mosquitos.

Don’t be surprised this week if you see people driving through Central Okanagan neighbourhoods and throwing packets into curbside catch basins.

According to the Central Okanagan Regional District, today through to Sunday, July 8, five crews (three in cars and two on scooters) will be driving by every curbside catch basin in the City of Kelowna, District of Lake Country, a portion of West Kelowna Estates in West Kelowna and Sunset Ranch in the Central Okanagan East electoral area, treating standing water with an environmentally approved mosquito larvacide.

During this seven-day blitz, more than 9,000 roadside catch basins will be treated as part of the Regional District of Central Okanagan mosquito control program.

The crews will be back out for seven days in early August to retreat the catch basins, said CORD spokesman Bruce Smith.

The program is part of the regional district’s bid to fight the spread of West Nile virus in this area.

If you’d like to know more about the program and how you can help reduce mosquito breeding sites around your home, visit the website: regionaldistrict.com/mosquitoes.

 

Kelowna Capital News