Mosquito Reduction Has a New Plan

Proposed TNRD Mosquito Surveillance & Reduction Pest Management Plan available for consultation

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District is engaging the public and stakeholder in the Proposed TNRD Mosquito Surveillance & Reduction Pest Management Plan. This Pest Management Plan (PMP) will serve as a strategic management tool that will allow for the effective reduction of larval mosquitoes within specified mosquito surveillance and reduction areas of the Thompson-Nicola Regional District including all public, private and First Nations Reserve lands by permission of the applicable owner, agent or authority.

The TNRD carries out mosquito reduction activities within the following Electoral Area boundaries:

  • 10 km radius surrounding and including the community of Blue River in Electoral Area ‘B’;
  • Electoral Areas ‘J’, ‘L’, ‘M’, ‘O’, ‘P’;
  • Electoral Area ‘N’ (except area around Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area); and
  • a portion of Electoral Area ‘A’ (excluding Wells Gray Provincial Park).

The municipalities included in the program boundaries are:

  • City of Kamloops;
  • District of Clearwater;
  • District of Barriere;
  • Village of Chase;
  • Resort Municipality of Sun Peaks; and
  • District of Logan Lake.

Mosquito reduction activities will be conducted using Integrated Pest Management Principles including careful monitoring to determine pest incidence and abundance. All treatments will target mosquitoes in their larval stages.

No treatments of adults will be conducted under this PMP unless ordered by a Medical Health Officer from the Interior Health Authority or the Government of British Columbia.

All mosquito surveillance and reduction activities will be undertaken in a manner that minimizes risk to the environment and human health. This PMP addresses all required elements of a PMP as outlined in Section 58 of the BC Integrated Pest Management Regulation.

Check out all the details of the Proposed TNRD Mosquito Surveillance & Reduction Pest Management Plan.

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