With the bigger than normal snow packs and possible high water levels we could see a lot of mosquitoes buzzing around again this summer.
To help keep the nuisance to a minimum the FVRD has launched their mosquito control program.
Manager of environmental services Stacey Barker says they’re using a microbe attack that’s perfectly safe…as long as you’re not a mosquito.
“So this bacterium is specifically targeted to the mosquito larvae. It wouldn’t affect people or other organisms in the water. This is one of the reasons the FVRD uses it, because it’s non-toxic and environmentally safe.”
Barker says heavy swarms of mosquitoes can actually affect a town’s economy, since people are less likely to want to head out anywhere.
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