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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 2016 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)

 

 

2015 Historic Data

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