City to Conduct Mosquito Treatment at Gallagher Park
August 09, 2012
The City of Edmonton will conduct spot treatments for adult mosquitoes at Gallagher Park on the morning of Friday, August 10, 2012. Treatment will be done around the perimeter of the park and in vegetation that can harbour mosquitoes, in an effort to reduce their numbers.
“We should see a reduction in mosquito numbers at Gallagher Park similar to what we saw when we treated Hawrelak for Heritage Days but the reality is while we can manage the mosquito population, we cannot eliminate it,” said Mike Jenkins, biological sciences technician for the City. “Our recommendation is to come prepared for them.”
City crews are also currently treating standing pools of water in ditches around Edmonton due to the recent rainfall. Crews continue to monitor larvae numbers and treat, as appropriate. To date, ground and aerial crews have completed 4 campaigns, covering all areas where the City has received permission to treat standing water.
The City of Edmonton is one of the few major cities in Canada to have a mosquito control program.
All products used for the City's mosquito control program are approved by Health Canada and deemed safe for their intended use. City mosquito control staff are certified by Alberta Environment and meet stringent standards for the application of mosquito control products.
For more information on pest management and tips on how you can protect yourself from mosquitoes, visit www.edmonton.ca/mosquito.
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