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Beginning each April, the City of Edmonton conducts moquito control activities around the city and into the neighbouring counties to target the aquatic larvae of mosquitos. 

Applications of lavicides to temporary water bodies located in open fields and roadside ditches is the technique used to reduce the number of mosiquitos that will eventually emerge as adults while they are concentrated in population in habitats with few other organisms.

Applications occur mostly on private land, with landowner permission on the outskirts of Edmonton, and extending into neighbouring counties. Rainfall, which triggers the hatching of dormant mosquito eggs, is the primary driver of mosquito populations and the treatment of these annoying pests.

Mosquito Pest Control Products

Aquabac 200G

Active Ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti)

PCP #26862

Amount Used In 2017 (active ingredient): 2 kg

Locations: Temporary aquatic habitats in fields, parks, roadside ditches, private property (with permission)

Aquabac XT

Active Ingredient: Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti)

PCP #: 26860

Amount Used In 2017 (active ingredient): 1 kg

Locations: Roadside ditches
 

Pyrate 480 EC

Active Ingredient: Chlorpyrifos

PCP #: 23704

Amount Used In 2017 (active ingredient): 4 kg

Locations: Roadside ditches, 100 m from occupied buildings - only in circumstances with high larval numbers, rain and temperatures

Vectobac 200G

Active Ingredient: Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis (BTI)

PCP #: 18158

Amount Used In 2017 (active ingredient): 1000 kg

Locations: Temporary aquatic habitats in fields, parks, roadside ditches, private property (with permission)

Vectobac 1200L

Active Ingredient: Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis (BTI)

PCP #: 21062

Amount Used In 2017 (active ingredient): 20 kg

Locations: Roadside Ditches

For More Information

Pest Management

12304 107 Street NW
Edmonton AB  T5G 2S7

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Fax 780-496-4978
Email treebugs@edmonton.ca

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