From May 8 to October 31, 2017, Niagara Region will be conducting a larviciding program in the communities of St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Thorold, Port Colborne, Pelham, Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Lincoln, Grimsby, Wainfleet, and West Lincoln under the authority of the Medical Officer of Health to control larval mosquitoes to prevent their development into carriers of West Nile Virus.
The larvicide Altosid Pellets (PCP No. 21809, pellet), Mosquiron 0.12CRD (PCP No. 31079, ingot) or VectoLex WSP (PCP No. 28009, pouch) will be applied by direct hand application into municipal catch basins. The larvicide VectoBac 200G (PCP No. 18158, granular), VectoBac 1200L (PCP No. 21062, liquid), Mosquiron 0.12P (PCP No. 31078, pellet) may be placed by direct hand application into selected bodies of surface water such as ditches and ponds, depending on the results of testing for the presence of mosquito larvae. All larvicides will be applied by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change licensed applicators or technicians.
For more information about the larvicide applications, call Pestalto Environmental Health Services at 1-866-648-7773.
For general West Nile Virus information, call Niagara Region Public Health West Nile Virus Information Line at 905-688-8248 ext. 7767 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7767.