Mosquito program

Salmon Arm council gave unanimous approval to awarding a contract for West Nile Virus vector mosquito larval control to BWP Consulting

  • May. 10, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Salmon Arm council gave unanimous approval to awarding a contract for West Nile Virus vector mosquito larval control to BWP Consulting for an estimated cost of $15,000. In a report to council, Rob Niewenhuizen, director of engineering and public works, notes the city has conducted the abatement program since 2005, with the primary focus being on public education, mosquito habitat mapping, species identification, vector larva control and adult mosquito surveillance. He says Salmon Arm has several high-risk traits including people with a higher susceptibility to the virus, high vector mosquito counts, high temperature days and a large geographical area for standing water sites.

Niewenhuizen advised there has been no sign of the mosquitoes associated with the zika virus.

 

Salmon Arm Observer