Catch basin larviciding, designed to control mosquito larvae and reduce the incidence of West Nile virus in Lambton County has started and will continue throughout the summer.
The County of Lambton has contracted the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority to conduct larval surveillance and apply parricide to municipal catch basins under the Ministry of Environment larviciding permit number 8807-8VFPW5. Methoprene (Altosid) in pellet formulation (Pest Control Products Act number 21809) and Methoprene, Altosid XR Briquet ingot formula, (Pest Control Product Act number 27694) will be placed in the catch basins.
Mosquito larval surveillance conducted for West Nile virus prevention has indicated that mosquito larvae are present in catch basins within Lambton County.
The Community Health Services Department urges residents to remove stagnant water around their homes to eliminate potential mosquito breeding sites.
Sarnia-Lambton residents are encouraged to take precautions when driving this summer and watch for employees treating catch basins across the county. Vehicles that are being used for larvaciding will be equipped with a roof top, yellow flashing light, West Nile virus signs, and caution signs reading "Makes Frequent Stops."
For more information call the West Nile virus information line at 519 383-3824, toll free 1-800-667-1839 ext. 3824 or visit Community Health Services at www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.