Larviciding Program to be conducted in locations throughout Brant
July 31, 2020
Between August 10 and September 30, 2020, the City of
Brantford and County of Brant will be conducting a larviciding program under
the authority of Brant’s Medical Officer of Health to control larval mosquitoes
in order to prevent their development into vectors of West Nile Virus.
The pellet formulation of the larvicide
methoprene (in the formulation of Altosid Pellets, Pest Control Products Act
number 21809)] will be placed into catch basins of storm drains within the City
of Brantford and the County of Brant. Bacillus
sphaericus, Vectolex CG (PCP. 28008) will be used to treat sewage lagoons
within the City of Brantford and in the towns of Burford, Cainsville,
Farringdon Hill, Glen Morris, Middleport, Mt. Pleasant, Oakhill, Oakland,
Paris, Scotland, and St. George in the County of Brant. Storm-water retention
ponds in the same areas may be treated if deemed necessary. The product used
will be Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (formulated as VECTOBAC, P.C.P. Act
numbers 21062 or 18158).
All larvicide will be applied by applicators, licensed by
the Ministry of the Environment or their supervised technicians. For details on
the exact locations and dates of treatment, please call 519-753-4937 ext. 444.
For information about West Nile virus, visit www.bchu.org/WestNileVirus.