FILE - This 2003 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes albopictus mosquito acquiring a blood meal from a human host. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)

Central Okanagan mosquito population targeted in control program

Crews may be spotted next week throughout Central Okanagan, weather permitting

Catch basins around the Central Okanagan will be targeted by the Regional District Mosquito Control crew this week, if weather permits.

The Regional District Mosquito Control program crew may be spotted in Lake Country between Monday, June 29, through Friday, July 3, driving scooters with whip flags or in a white Ford pickup truck.

Crew members will stop briefly at approximately 11,000 roadside catch basins in Lake Country, Kelowna, Peachland and a portion of West Kelowna Estates and the Sunset Ranch community in the Central Okanagan.

Water-soluble pouches containing pellets of an environmentally approved mosquito larvicide will be dropped into the catch basins in the battle to control the summer pests.

More information about the program and how you can help reduce mosquito breeding sites on your property can be found at rdco.com/mosquitoes.

READ MORE: Central Okanagan looks to reduce seasonal mosquitoes

READ MORE: Lost Okanagan camper found safe after three-day search


@VernonNews
newsroom@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

United Way celebrates seven decades of impact in Southern Interior

Organization sees issues with poverty, mental health and addictions, heighten during the pandemic

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health

The total number of Interior Health cases since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 522

New signs in the works for Victoria Rd. and traffic circle

Revelstoke City Council moves forward with Phase 2 of wayfinding project

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Sept. 24

A look at our local history, gathered by Revelstoke Museum & Archives staff

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

Kelowna man injured during arrest sues RCMP

Supreme Court civil claim alleges Dustin Blondin was the victim of an ‘unprovoked attack’

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

Parks Canada not responsible for Mount Kobau blockade

Nearby residents have been vocal about plans to turn the area into a national park

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Liberals reach deal with NDP on COVID-19 aid bill, likely averting election

NDP and the Liberals have reached an agreement on COVID-19 sick-leave

Most Read