Mosquito Control, June 10

An aerial mosquito control treatment of Brae Island will take place Thursday, June 10 between 3:30 and 5:30pm. Hand-treatment will also take place at select additional sites.

Bti, short for Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies israelensis, is an environmentally-friendly pellet larvicide that is not toxic to humans and is 80-90% effective in reducing mosquito populations at the larval stage of life. Morrow BioScience, the Township’s nuisance mosquito control contractor, will carry out this treatment.

Do your part

Fight the bite by keeping your property free of standing water (drain birdbaths, dispose of old tires, keep drains, eavestroughs, and basins dry, etc.); take extra care at dusk and dawn (when mosquitoes are most active); wear loose-ftting, light-coloured clothing; and use mosquito repellent.

Questions about mosquito control?

To report mosquito-related concerns or report a mosquito “hot spot,” call the Mosquito Hotline at 604-432-6228. The phone line, operated by Morrow BioScience, is available 24 hours a day and all inquiries are responded to within 24-hours of receiving messages.

Learn more

Find more information on mosquito control, and steps to help you fight the bite, at tol.ca/mosquitoes.

Engineering Division
604-533-6006
enginfo@tol.ca