Mosquito Control Program

Mosquito Control Program Feasibility Study and Referendum for a Portion of Electoral Area H

A Mosquito Control Feasibility Study has been completed for a Portion of Area H as a result of two related petitions submitted to the RDCK and the ensuing Board resolution #515/17. The potential area being studied includes the area north of Vallican as the southern boundary up to the south boundary of the Village of Slocan as the northern boundary (see map HERE).

The completed report prepared by a mosquito control consultant can be accessed HERE.

A public information meeting was held in Winlaw in April 2018.  The slideshow presented by the RDCK can be seen HERE.  An information brochure providing further information was sent to residents in late September.

Assent Voting (Referendum) for Winlaw and Area Mosquito Control was held on October 20, 2018. Referendum results can be viewed HERE.

Report Mosquito Problems - Pineridge and Duncan Dam Areas

Residents covered under the Pineridge Subdivision Area Mosquito Control Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1642 and the 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:         250-352-8192 / 1-800-268-7325 (Ext. 8192)
(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.

The goal of the Program is to minimize the nuisance mosquito population to a tolerable level in the Area D-Duncan Dam and Pineridge Subdivision service areas. Contracted nuisance control activities 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 program is primarily focused on larval mosquito control through ground and aerial application of biological larvicides, but may also involve additional work related to West Nile Virus surveillance and control.

For detailed information on the Mosquito Control Program, please click here.  The 2018 Final Report prepared by Morrow BioScience summarizes the 2018 mosquito control program.

There 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. For mosquito prevention tips, please click here.

The content on this page was last updated November 22 2018 at 3:30 PM