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​​West Nile Virus 

West Nile Virus is mainly spread to people through an infected mosquito's bite. Mosquitoes become infected by feeding on the blood of birds that carry the virus. The virus does not spread from person to person.

We monitor and control West Nile virus (WNV) in Brantford and Brant County by:

  • Storm sewer catch basins pesticide treatments to kill mosquito larvae and reduce the number of mosquitoes
  • Weekly surveillance
Read more about West Nile Virus and how to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

Standing Water

Standing water can be a breeding ground for mosquitos, so public health inspectors enforce the municipal City of Brantford Standing Water Bylaw. Report standing water complaints to our WNV hotline at 519-753-4937 ext. 444.


West Nile Virus Hotline
519-753-4937 ext. 444

Environmental Health
519-753-4937 ext. 470

Reporting Dead Birds
1-866-673-4781