Electoral Area “F” wishes to provide a mosquito control service to the residents of Electoral Area “F”, with a focus on mosquito breeding sites along the Shuswap River near the communities of Kingfisher, Ashton Creek, Grindrod and Mara.
Electoral Area “F” COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant funding in the amount of $18,000 was allocated to the development of a pest management plan (PMP) by Duka Environmental Services Ltd. The purpose of the PMP is to reduce overall mosquito annoyance by controlling larval development. The proposed duration of the PMP is April 2024 to March 2029.
The intent of the program identified through the PMP is for a contractor to apply the biological controls outlined in the PMP to mosquito larval habitats within areas of the Shuswap River floodplain, beginning in 2024 to help prevent the spread of mosquitos.
A service must be established with the approval of the electors before the program begins. An alternative approval process will be undertaken in the fall of 2023.
- Integrated Pest Management Plan 2024-2029 Executive Summary
- Integrated Pest Management Plan 2024-2029 DRAFT
- Staff report dated September 27, 2023
An alternative approval process is currently underway for this initiative, for more information on the process, please visit the AAP page.