View and download the proposed TNRD Mosquito Surveillance & Reduction Pest Management Plan
Pest Management Plan Number: TNRD-MOSQ-2020
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
300- 465 Victoria Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9
Tel: (250) 377-7199 Fax: 250-374-6489
Attention: Martin Dickson, Environmental Services Technologist
Location: The TNRD intends to apply pesticides to reduce mosquitoes within designated mosquito surveillance and reduction areas in Electoral Area ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘J’, ‘L’, ‘M’, ‘N’, ‘O’, & ‘P’. This includes the municipalities of Kamloops, Sun Peaks, Logan Lake, Chase, Barriere, & Clearwater but excludes the City of Merritt.
Pesticides: The active ingredients and trade names of the Pesticides proposed for use under this plan are as follows:
Larvicides: Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis Strain H-14 (AM65-52) (Vectobac 200G & Vectobac 1200L); Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis Strain H-14 (BMP-144) (Mosquito Dunks, Aquabac XT & Aquabac 200G); Bacillus sphaericus (VectoLex WSP, VectoLex CG & VectoLex WDG); Methoprene (Altosid XR briquets & Altosid Pellets).
Adulticides: ADULTICIDES WILL ONLY BE USED UNDER ORDER FROM A MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER malathion (Fyfanon ULV Concentrate, & Malathion 95 ULV insecticide), pyrethrin +piperonyl butoxide (Pyrocide Fogging Formula 7067), pyrethrin + piperonyl butoxide+ N-Octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (Gardex Commercial Industrial micro spray concentrate).
Application Methods: Larvicides: Backpack applicator, granular spreader, & manual placement for Vectobac 200G, Aquabac 200G & Altosid Pellets. Manual placement only for Mosquito Dunks, Altosid XR Briquettes & VectoLex WSP. Backpack sprayer & truck/ATV mounted sprayer for Vectobac 1200L, VectoLex WDG & Aquabac XT. Helicopter or fixed wing aircraft for Vectobac 200G, Vectobac 1200L, Aquabac 200G, Aquabac XT, VectoLex CG & VectoLex WDG. If the use of Drones is approved and added to any larvicide label during the term of the PMP, they may also be used for treatments. Adulticides: Truck/ATV mounted or backpack, non-thermal ULV generators for all adulticides as listed above.
The selection of insecticides has been chosen to target mosquito populations in the most environmentally responsible manner. The pesticide applications will occur within the boundary areas outlined in the Pest Management Plan.
The proposed duration of the Pest Management Plan is from March 1, 2021 to Feb 28, 2026.
A draft copy of the Pest Management Plan may be viewed online here or a hardcopy can be viewed at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District, 4th Floor, 465 Victoria Street, Kamloops, V2C 2A9.
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 consultant at the address below within 30 days of the publication of this notice.
BWP Consulting Inc.
Attention: Cheryl Phippen
6211 Meadowland Cres S
Kamloops, BC V2C 6X3