During Regular Business Hours:
(250) 352-1523 / 1-800-268-7325
After Regular Business Hours:
(250) 352-1525 / 1-844-313-1913
REMINDER: If you are a resident in the Meadow Creek or Pine Ridge Areas with questions or concerns regarding mosquito control, please contact Morrow Biosciences Ltd. directly via their hotline at 1-844-313-1913.
In April 2023, Morrow BioScience Ltd. (MBL) released their 2023 Early Season Report for the RDCK Mosquito Control Program. The goal of the pre-season report is to present predictions for the 2023 mosquito season based on current environmental conditions and anticipated climate influences.
The report includes a discussion regarding the magnitude of potential flooding within the Meadow Creek and Pine Ridge regions of Electoral Area ‘D’, as it relates to floodwater and snowmelt mosquito larval abundance. Supporting data include current snowpack information within the basins contributing to the Duncan River and Kootenay Lake. The weather forecast for the spring and summer are outlined and discussed as they pertain to the potential impact on the regional mosquito production.
This report offers an approximate evaluation of how the mosquito season may develop based on current weather predictions and snow levels; it is possible that conditions could change in late April. The midseason report will have more thorough explanations of environmental conditions affecting floodwater mosquito larval levels and an update on all deliverables.
On December 9, 2022, Morrow BioScience Ltd. (MBL) released their 2022 Year-End Report for the RDCK Mosquito Control Program. The report provides a summary of the treatments, communications, and other activities undertaken during the 2022 mosquito season in additon to characterizing the environmental conditions and climate influences.
Visit MBL's website to learn more about mosquitoes, read Frequently Asked Questions and access their blog.
The RDCK is renewing a Pest Management Plan and will submit the plan for approval under the Integrated Pest Management Act. This Plan will describe a Mosquito Control Program using Integrated Pest Management, including the use of insecticides.
Purpose: Mosquito Control for the purpose of nuisance control.
Application Method: Treatment of mosquito larval development sites by hand and aerial application.
Location: The areas to be included in this Pest Management Plan (PMP) application are limited to public and private lands within the following existing program areas:
Pesticide: Yearly totals up to, but not exceeding:
A selection of insecticides has been chosen to increase the ability to target mosquito populations in the most environmentally responsible method possible. All products listed are registered in Canada for the intended use. Bacillus thuringiensis var israeliensis has been chosen to control larval mosquitoes in their development sites. These pesticides are target specific, non-residual, and non-toxic.
The RDCK will not treat the total area of all the products listed above but will choose the best method to treat with the least environmental impact. All products are registered for mosquito control in Canada.
This project will begin April 30, 2021 and be completed by April 30, 2026.
A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address below.
Any member of the public wishing to view the application or associated material can do so online or by requesting a digital copy at the contact number below (arrangements can be made if digital access is not possible). If clarification is required regarding this application, please contact the applicant:
Regional District of Central Kootenay
PO Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive
Nelson, BC V1L 5R4
Attention: Todd Johnston
PH: (250) 352-1523
Residents covered under the Pineridge Subdivision Area Mosquito Control Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1642 and Portion of Electoral Area D Mosquito Control Extended Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 1293 can report serious concerns regarding the mosquito program.
During Regular Business Hours: 250-352-1523 / 1-800-268-7325 (Ext. 1523)
(8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri)
After Regular Business Hours: 250-352-1525 / 1-844-313-1913
Residents are encouraged to call during regular business hours for issues that are not time sensitive. NOTE: The after hours toll-free number is not always responded to immediately. Leave a message and we will endeavor to respond the same day.
Since 2001 the RDCK has coordinated a mosquito control program in a portion of Electoral Area D (Duncan Dam) Service Area and the Pineridge Subdivision Service Area. Detailed information on the Mosquito Control Program. Here are some simple actions you can take right in your own backyard to help reduce local mosquito populations and make summer a little more comfortable.
The 2021 Final Report prepared by Morrow BioScience summarizes the 2021 mosquito control season.
The Pre-season Report prepared by Morrow BioScience provides predictions for the 2022 mosquito season based on current environmental conditions and anticipated climate influences.
The goal of the Program is to minimize the nuisance mosquito population to a tolerable level in the Area D-Duncan Dam and Pineridge Sudivision service areas. Contracted nuisance control activitied are undertaken in an effort to avoid negative impacts to the local economy and quality of life of our residents which can result from a high nuisance mosquito population. The RDCK's program is primarliy focused on larval mosquito control through ground and aerial application of biological larvacides, but may also involve additional work related to West Nile Virus surveillance and control.
The content on this page was last updated June 16 2023 at 2:03 AM