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Mosquito Abatement Program

The City of Brandon has been utilizing a Mosquito Abatement Program for many decades to aid in the control of nuisance mosquitoes during the height of the summer season. The control of mosquitoes is important because it:

  • reduces the nuisance effect of mosquitoes on the residents of Brandon and,
  • reduces the possibility of mosquitoes serving as vectors for diseases such as Western Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus.

 

The program is undertaken each year as a joint initiative with Brandon University. Over the course of the season, Brandon University students work with City of Brandon Community Services staff to monitor a control area of 102 square miles (264 sq. km) surrounding the City. The control area is rectangular in shape with the western boundary of Kemnay, the southern boundary at the Brandon Gun Club, the eastern boundary at 49th Street East, and the northern boundary at the Brandon Municipal Airport.

The program relies largely on larval control methods, with standing pools of water closely monitored and then treated with larvicide based on an average of samples in a particular area of standing water.

However, Ultra Low Volume adult mosquito control (fogging) is provided for IF: the City of Brandon’s Adulticiding Factor Analysis Guidelines value falls into and remains in the high category for two consecutive trap counts; OR the average of any daily mosquito trap count is more than 1,000 nuisance mosquitoes; OR if any individual trap count is more than 2,000 nuisance mosquitoes.

 

City of Brandon 2015 Mosquito Trap Counts

 

Historic Data

 

 

Residents and visitors to Brandon can also ease the annoyance of nuisance mosquitoes by using repellants, wearing light-coloured clothing, limiting your time outside between the hours between dusk and dawn and using screened-in areas.

PDF Logo Registration for a Buffer Zone- Nuisance (199 KB)

 

 

 

2014 Historic Data

Sampling Dates Trap 1 Trap 2 Trap 3 Trap 4 Trap 5 Daily Average Count AFA Value
2014-05-25 0 1 6 24 5 7 -
2014-05-26 2 0 1 9 1 3 9 (Low Range)
2014-06-01 131 142 35 423 320 210 -
2014-06-02 47 11 11 62 26 31 10 (Medium Range)
2014-06-08 248 -1 55 197 482 246 -
2014-06-09 71 -1 53 202 271 149 12 (Medium Range)
2014-06-15 163 42 37 28 28 60 -
2014-06-16 125 14 10 122 404 135 12 (Medium Range)
2014-06-22 189 57 41 108 232 125 -
2014-06-23 254 6 47 156 266 146 11 (Medium Range)
2014-06-29 107 11 35 31 142 65 -
2014-06-30 39 2 -1 2 6 12 13 (Medium Range)
2014-07-06 1052 318 245 -1 -1 538 -
2014-07-07 3288 716 237 1486 1500 1445 15 (High Range)
2014-07-08 2366 168 261 223 741 752 -
2014-07-13 2013 143 156 156 110 516 -
2014-07-14 -1 57 101 33 28 91 13 (Medium Range)
2014-07-16 1160 365 269 2120 2032 1189 -
2014-07-20 1528 855 435 2462 3160 1688 -
2014-07-21 1518 541 279 1395 2058 1158 15 (High Range)
2014-07-27 75 32 74 23 19 45 -
2014-07-28 343 97 59 171 732 280 11 (Medium Range)
2014-08-03 268 40 85 239 244 175 -
2014-08-04 343 50 84 227 388 194 8 (Low Range)
2014-08-10 80 42 14 59 168 73 -
2014-08-11 72 18 22 60 147 64 7 (Low Range)
2014-08-17 107 7 35 77 110 67 -
2014-08-18 34 3 9 37 56 28 7 (Low Range)
2014-08-24 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -
2014-08-25 6 0 0 0 1 1 -
2014-08-31 19 6 4 14 17 12 -
2014-09-01 8 1 3 4 10 5 -

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